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Drawing Basics For Kids
Drawing Basics For Kids
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Basic Drawing For Kids
The basics of drawing for kids is quite easy to get going, because kids already want to explore, it's just the process of getting started that they may need help with, as that classic phrase comes to mind with kids, What to draw? and you'll find that they will start drawing after a few prompts from you, all they need is a few ideas and away they go.
But first to start, you will need a few good quality pencils, some paper and even art markers to draw with, sounds obvious, but sometimes kids want to get started straight away so it's best to have all of your drawing equipment all in one place so you don't have to stop and go on a pencil hunt or a paper finding safari.
Children like anything that they can recognize such as animals, so suggest these first, but from then on it's best to try and have a few more suggestions under your belt, just in case they either get bored of drawing animals or they say they can't draw an animal right, so here are a few more suggestions:-
- Space Rockets or spaceships
- Cars, buses, trains aeroplanes and helicopters
- Imaginary stuff like Castles, Goblins and Trolls
- Peppa pig
- Warriors and Knights
What you really want though is to be there for your kids when they need a little bit of help drawing, I set some time away at the weekends and on holidays to do some drawing and craft work with my kids as they really seem to appreciate the time and some of the drawings that you help them with.
The basics of drawing could include faces, objects such as swords or tools of some kind and so the focus could be on how to draw this stuff from the ground up, the foundations of drawing are an important thing if your child is serious about drawing and they want to develop, but even if they do it for fun, then that's ok, also encourage your child to observe real life stuff too to draw from as there is lots to see in the world and to try and draw interesting things like rocks and tree branches that you may find on your travels, helps children develop their artistic nature if they decide to pursue it in the future.
Kids drawings can be as complex as they want them to be, some kids get frustrated that they can't draw that well, but I tell them that to be an artist it's about learning and growing as there is lots to learn and practice so keep at it and some see my drawings and they think wow!, but then I tell them that when I try to draw cars or some realistic stuff they don't believe me, but I say yes it's true because I've avoided drawing that sort of stuff for years.
All that kids really need is a good imagination and from there they can draw whatever they want.