My twelve-year-old daughter is taking art class at her school.
"Mom," she asked, "can I draw a portrait of you?"
"Um, okay," I said. I couldn't wait to see this!
I sat down and she began to draw. "Mom, don't move!" she instructed.
Right. I sat, unblinking, while she did her thing. She kept her eyes glued on me, and kept the marker attached to the paper. "I'm doing a contour drawing," she explained. "My teacher says this is the correct way to draw."
A few minutes later, she was done. "Do you want to see what you look like?"
I reluctantly agreed. This is what she produced:
Don't I look lovely? Just like the Mona Lisa!
Oh my goodness. Kids.ReplyDelete
Looks like something a three-year-old would scribble, doesn't it? LOL!Delete
Just a little bit.Delete
Looks just like you!ReplyDelete
(I'm sure that's what you told her.)
Of course it looks like me! ;0)Delete
It reminds me a bit of Picasso. :)ReplyDelete
Me too! ;-)Delete
That's exactly what I thought!Delete
lol wow you have a super power, your eyes can move across your faceReplyDelete
Ha! Yes, I can see even when my eyeballs are floating off to the side of my head!Delete
I thought so, too. I told her she should frame it and put it in a museum!Delete
Very Fridge Worthy!ReplyDelete
Yes, indeed! ;0)Delete
Maybe it's time for a new art teacher.ReplyDelete
Do you think? I thought it bore and uncanny resemblance to me - especially the udder-like nose!Delete
Oh, gosh...so very lovely, indeed! XDReplyDelete
I think it makes me look like the most beautiful woman in the world! ;0)Delete
There's something captivating about the eyes (-:ReplyDelete
Ha! Yes. They're staring you down!Delete
I agree with those who said - Picasso!! To cheer you up, I nominated you for a super-sweet blog award: http://notesfrominnisfree.blogspot.ca/2014/01/super-sweet.htmlReplyDelete
Thank you for the award! That's so nice of you!Delete
You have a talented artistReplyDelete
Ha! Well, that's debatable! ;0)Delete
Is it weird that I love it? I actually think it's awesome for doing it the way you described. But I like a lot of that free expressionism in art as well as the Cubist period. :)ReplyDelete
Maybe Picasso did his paintings using the contour method.Delete
Oh yes, there are great things ahead for this budding artist!ReplyDelete
(From Sarah, with Joy)
Can't wait to see her future creations!Delete
Your daughter is quite the character and she drew a caricature :) Very flattering, Sherry.ReplyDelete
I love it how each of the eyes is telling its own story :PPPPReplyDelete
Yes. Those eyes are definitely telling a story! LOL!Delete
Great post Sherry,ReplyDelete
Glad you enjoyed it!Delete
Just how you'd expect a mom to look - from a daughter's point of view. You're looking great!ReplyDelete
Gee, thanks! LOL!Delete
A perfectly executed contour drawing, from what I remember of (ditching) art class. Hope she got an A+ReplyDelete
I don't know what she got, but it sure was entertaining to see!ReplyDelete