mind expanding nonsense


I love kids art.  They are very expressive and just let it rip with no concern for composition, proportion, or any other  elements of art.  Plus, they’re usually having a lot of fun doing it and go through reams of paper cranking out everything from monsters to family portraits (sometimes not much of a difference).

Very young children like my three year old grandson Logan, lack the fine motor skills to really ‘draw” and scribble instead.  That’s because instead of using their fingers and wrists, their movement comes from the elbow, hence the jagged back and forth sharks-teeth look to their drawings.

Logan did the below drawing.  Grandpa touched it up a little bit in his own hallucinogenic version of photo-shop.  So this is the result of that joint combined effort.  I’m sure this is what he had on his mind when he did it.

“Good drawing Logan”.

Now the eight year old grandson Branden has the fine motor skills. And an ability to draw.  He’s also into sculpture.  He’s not quite ready for a block of marble, but he can sure crank out figures with paper , scissors, and crayons.  Logan got in on the action on this one too.  Two distinctive styles, again with some  influence from grandpa.

You can sure tell these kids got talent.  Maybe they’ll even follow in Granpa’s footsteps.  Welll…maybe that wouldn’t be such a good idiea.


Comments on: "Scribbling" (12)

  1. Those kids sure have talent. Where’d they get it from?

  2. Hansi,
    It allways amazed me that the hospitals let babies go home with total incompetents. To compound this mistake, those mishandles babies grow up and feel no guilt about letting those same incompetents spend time with their babies extending the problem on for generations. What’s your daughter thinking?

  3. Snoring Dog Studio said:

    Give them all the encouragement you can, Hansi! We need more artists in this world.

  4. Like kids’ art. Much has been portrayed on US stamp issues. Esp like kid art on stamps peace and antiwar.

  5. I love your artwork Hansi. I’ll be here for a while.

    • Thanks and likewise. It’s really good to see another person posting their work on their blogs rather than just cut n pasting graphics from the Net.

  6. geezerpussrex said:

    Finally, a blog entry that I can grasp. When I was a kid, my folks weren’t rolling in dough so a lot of my illustrations were done on salvaged paper, such as the stiffening card material they used to package new shirts. Alas, one of my big sources of paper came from a family friend who worked in a radiology lab. I had reams of orange-colored x-ray film backing paper. It was great at Halloween but stifled creatively during the rest of the year. Until I ran out of that pumpkin paper, Mom wasn’t about to provide anything else.

    I am glad to see that your grandkids have both proper materials and skill. Now you got to get Grannie to slip into a dress before she does anymore modeling.

    • I was in the same boat as a kid. I’d draw on the blank pages in a book, and later dumpster dive for discarded papers which I could use the backside of. Quantity took precedence over quality in those formative years.

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