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Sunday, December 19, 2010

Adam's Art

Adam has recently developed a real interest in drawing. Last week he started drawing step by step "how to draw" illustrations for such important items as cars and the Abominable Snowman from Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer:

(Adam's instructions break with convention by starting in the lower left corner.)

Here are a couple of drawings he did yesterday:
Asher in the Half Pipe

A few weeks ago we introduced Adam to this video and it has proven to be quite an inspiration. He asked for (and got) a skateboard for his birthday, he talks about skateboarding all the time and, during a trip to see the lights at Temple Square last week, he pretended to skateboard on, and jump off, all the planter boxes and fountain borders.

What Mom Wants for Christmas

This is part of a larger work, a collection of drawings of things he's going to get for his family and friends for Christmas. In case you can't tell, this is "Children who share and no noisy children."


Stephen said...

His illustration of no noisy children needs no caption. Marvelous.

Jstar said...

My fav is the skateboarder - looking forward to next week when he tries it in real life. Then he'll have a cast to decorate with his drawings :)

Anonymous said...

I love these. A lot. I had no idea about Adam's new passion. I need to spend more time with you and your kids :)

Jason said...

The Asher in the Half Pipe title carries Biblical overtones.

The style is reminiscent of Cubism, which, according to Jacques Barzun, is about showing motion.

I remember starting to draw people and your grandma Grace pointing out that people have necks. :)

These are wonderful. Go Adam!

Betsy said...

Be still my heart.