He loves drawing and I love to watch his process as he finds inspiration and puts a pencil to paper. Sometimes he draws completely from memory, drawing something he’s seen before, sometimes he likes to look at pictures and copy them. Other times he creates things completely from his imagination.
He holds his mouth a certain way as he focuses with intense concentration. Drawing is a serious business and he’s quick to discard images that don’t quite turn out the way he planned. But sometimes he’ll turn a “mistake” into something more interesting, creating a bigger story around his pictures. He didn’t draw that lionfish eye too big, an angry starfish gave it a big black eye.
And as the one in our household who usually loses all our drawing contests, he’s even inspiring me to put pen to paper and learn to draw right along with him. I’ve got a lot of catching up to do.