Bubble and Children
Today, I completed a watercolor work with the theme of Bubbles and Children.
This painting is also one of my everyday painting projects, painted with watercolor paints for $1.
There is a small and beautiful beach in the neighborhood where I live. It's called Sand Street Beach and it's near the Stony Brock Village Center. It's in a isolated corner, so at first I wasn't aware of the beach's existence even though I lived here for a few years. For most locals, West Meadow Beach is more popular.
But I personally prefer Sand Street Beach. It is a small and cute sea like a small child because the sound of the waves is not too loud and give us cozy feeling.
Every time I go there the sea stands in a different color, wave, sound, light refection and different feeling.
I remember seeing the beautiful light and color of the sea together with my children and their friends at this Sandstreet Beach.
It is a happy time to see children in the sea collecting shells, observing fish in the clear water and making sand castles.
With those happy memories in mind, I started drawing three children.
And I start to color it with watercolor paints. The space above is still empty.
Personally, I think the best paint to express children is watercolor. Clear, pure, innocent and improvised, like children.
Then I drew bubbles in the empty space.
Soap bubbles have been used as entertainment for at least 400 years, as evidenced by 17th-century Flemish paintings showing children blowing bubbles with clay pipes.
Adriaen Hanneman was a Dutch Golden Age painter best known for his portraits of the exiled British royal court. His style was strongly influenced by his contemporary, Anthony van Dyck.
Impressive, he captured and painted a boy playing with a bubble.
If you look at his paintings, the expression of the child in the overall greenish dark brown painting changes the mood of the painting. The eyes of the boy lovingly watching the created bubbles fly are very impressive. Perhaps the painter wanted to capture the kind, lively and innocent energy that the boy displayed.
As a child, I look at the bubble with excitement and curiosity, but when I become an adult, I no longer look at it with the same heart. There are probably very few adults who make and blow bubbles for themselves and not for the purpose of showing children.
In this way, soap bubbles are considered a symbol of childhood innocence.
And when adults see soap bubbles, they can remember their childhood. I drew small droplets that evoke all memories of the past, present and future in the empty space of the painting.
as if he had been drawn by a child.
Recently, I drew a simple drawing with a ballpoint pen for my daughter. Whenever she looks at my painting, she always comes to me with curious bright eyes. She is my big fan and loves all of my pictures. Above all, when she sees my paintings, she wants to add something to it.
"Mom can I add anything to this picture"
Usually I don't allow it because I have to sell, keep, or use it on another purpose. Every time that happens, my daughter looks at me with eyes full of disappointment. I even make coloring pages for my daughter, but She doesn't satisfy with it. As always, she eagles my original painting to add and modify something.
So this time I drew an original picture that she really wanted and can add as her preference.
The picture above shows a child looking at an iPad. When I was a kid, the iPad didn't even exist. Like the girl in the picture, I used to lie down under the blanket and read a book.
Kids these days sometimes look at their iPads like this.
As soon as my child came home from school, I showed her this picture. She still asks, full of smile. "Mom, I think it would be better if I added something on it. I can help you!"
"Of course you can do this picture. I drew it for that!"
She jumps excitedly, grabs a number of colored marker pens and starts to paint.
Then she is happy that the painting has become more beautiful.
But when I took a closer look, I saw that she was even better with lipstick and a ribbon pin on her hair.
Jean-Michel Basquiat, a famous graffiti artist, aspired to create drawings that looked as if he had been drawn by a child.
This pointed crown as we know it was created by Basquiat's hands at the first time.
This crown, which started out of respect for a specific artist and black people, was later used as his signature in addition to drawing only the crown.
Jean-Michel Basquiat (French: [ʒɑ̃ miʃɛl baskja]; December 22, 1960 – August 12, 1988) was an American artist who rose to success during the 1980s as part of the Neo-expressionism movement.
It was the work of Jean Michel Basquiat (1960-1988) that graffiti was recognized as a contemporary art in urban problems. Basquiat's graffiti was definitely different from the previous ones. He wrote an autobiographical story as a poem or drew graffiti by adding various symbols, and then left the phrase SAMO. At that time, interest in who Seymo was in the New York art world grew hot, and Basquiat emerged as a star at the same time.
In his early works, which were exhibited along with photographic works documenting the SAMO period, works containing his characteristics, such as images drawn by a child, repeated texts, and traces of erasing and covering them, are displayed in earnest as follow as below.
I like his graffiti of his early time. It looks like some doodling or scribbling but it shows the unlimited expression with naive inspiration.
Just as if my daughter drew something like scribbles on my picture, but it was not a kind of mistake. If we look closely, our lives are a series of mistakes, and even though it seems that we are being led by wrong choices and fates, like children's drawings, it is not a mistake or wrong overcoating, it is a beautiful art in itself.
Green Eggs and Ham by Dr.Seuss
Dr. Seuss, pseudonym of Theodor Seuss Geisel, (born March 2, 1904, Springfield, Massachusetts, U.S.—died September 24, 1991, La Jolla, California), American popular writer and illustrator of immensely children’s books, which were noted for their nonsense words, playful rhymes, and unusual creatures.
Dr. Seuss earned a bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College in 1925 and did some postgraduate studies in literature at Lincoln College, Oxford, and at the Sorbonne, but he did not earn a doctorate.
Geisel was the first to use the pseudonym Dr. Seuss in a cartoon published in the July 1927 issue of The Saturday Evening Post. He was not a doctor who meant a doctor who treated patients, but he used that title to mean a doctor who prescribes the fun of reading to young students.
The biggest feature is the use of lime. In some cases, the titles such as 'There's a wocket in my pocket' and 'The cat in the hat' rhyme, and the words that rhyme constantly appear throughout the reading. It's like reading a poem or listening to a Rap music.
I heard his name a lot because he was a writer who was loved a lot by Americans, and the school celebrates Dr. Seuss Day by making it.
My daughter also borrowed Dr. Seuss' books from the school library. And She reads it out loud every day. It is written in rhymes, so even children who can't read or write well can easily follow along.
Two characters appear, one recommending a green egg and ham, and the other refusing to dislike and keep running. green egg? and ham? Just thinking about it makes me lose my appetite. He says he doesn't want to eat, but he insists on following him to eat. In the end, I took a bite of food that seemed to be tasteless because it was 'green', but somehow it wasn't so delicious. Lime is also a genius, and he teaches a lesson in breaking his prejudices.
Many children have borrowed this book from the library, so there are a lot of hand stains here and there.
It's fun to imagine how many children would have read this book aloud.
I am a person who draws, so I am more interested in pictures or illustrations than in the contents of this book.
In particular, I think the scene that follows the cave into the cave is the best example of the hatching technique. He was good at sketching as if he dynamically entered the cave and ran on the wind.
Dr. Seuss was a pioneer in children's literature and the best-selling picture book author of all time. Dr. Seuss has published more than 60 children's books, drawn and illustrated by Dr. Seuss.
From an early age, he liked to draw unusual shapes of people and animals, and he liked to give them funny names. Ted would often go to the zoo with his father, and each time he would take pencil and paper and sketch things he had seen.
For a child, sketching is a kind of fun play. Kids are ready to draw anytime, anywhere. My child saw a picture of a guinea pig I drew a while ago and asked how to draw a guinea pig easily. I just showed her how to follow along. My 5-year-old daughter worked hard to follow along. At this age, it is not easy to see and follow the exact shape. That's why we need to simplify the complex picture and show it. A child drew such a picture
The Guinea pigs image below are copyright free. Anyone can download and use the picture of it. In this sense, I also uploaded it to the Pixabay site.
Drawing Animals with Kids!
Today is the 6th day of My Art Festival. Today's topic is drawing animals with children.
Today, I drew 12 animals of the zodiac with illustrator.
First I drew a mouse. In the zodiac, the rat has the ability to predict something and foretell future events, and it is a symbol of thrift and frugality.
The basis of all animal drawings starts with a circle. Below is a simple drawing process.
It is also a good idea to fill in the colors as shown below.
Cows are animals that are recognized for abundance, wealth, auspiciousness, righteousness, and charity. Due to the nature of the cow's shape, a long oval is drawn as a basis.
National Rubber Ducky Day!
The rubber duck doll is the most friendly item for children's bath time. Children float a rubber ducky toy on the bathtub water and play with it.
"You make bath time lots of fun. Rubber ducky, I'm awfully fond of you!" sang Sesame Street's Ernie during bath time.
In fact, in the 1940s, sculptor Peter Ganine created the first floating duck-shaped toy and patented it, and sold more than 50 million copies. (Wikipedia) Sesame Street makes it become a world-famous toy.
The plump, bright yellow rubber duck also has a cute and friendly image that makes viewers smile. This rubber duck toy's day is January 13.
The National Day website below has a well-organized timeline based on the origins of this day.
Take a bath!
There's a reason the duck, which is nothing more than a rubber doll, has become an iconic National Day. This goes back to a marine accident.
In 1992, 22 years ago, a cargo ship a route from Hong Kong to the United States met a storm in the North Pacific Ocean and nearly sank. At this time, a container full of rubber duck toys fell into the sea. As a result of this accident, 28,000 rubber duck toys in the container were leaked, creating a toy island on the sea. Over the next 15 years, ducks and others have faced many difficulties. Floating alone in the open sea, passing through the point where the Titanic sank, some have been imprisoned for years near the frozen Arctic.
However, this accident had unexpected consequences. Thousands of rubber duck toys scattered in the sea have been moving along the currents for over 20 years, helping oceanographers to study algae. Rubber Duck toys started off the coast of northern Australia, went through Alaska, Canada, the United States, and then reached the coast of Europe, including England, Spain, and Italy. Those who found it were delighted to see how cute it was. Their story of traveling around the world was also talked about as an exciting story. It was given the meaning of "Happiness will follow if you have a rubber duck." As the giant rubber duck was made, it became a 'symbol of love and peace.
Dutch installation artist Florentine Hoffman started the 'Rubber Duck Project' after creating a large rubber duck sculpture measuring 16.5m, 19.2m long, 16.5m high, and weighed 1t. Starting in 2007, he has toured more than 20 times in 16 countries around the world.
Since college, Hoffman has preferred to work in public rather than private studios. He said, “He wanted to do art with the public.”
This large rubber duck project ended its long tour in Korea. At that time, there was an accident in Korea where a passenger ship named Sewolho sank. On April 16, 2014, around 8:50 am, the ferry Sewol capsized and sank in the sea near Jodo-myeon, Jindo-gun, Jeollanam-do, South Korea. On April 18, 2014, the Sewol Ferry completely sank, killing 304 people, including five unidentified bodies. In particular, it was an accident that caused even greater sorrow and regret as most of the dead were high school students who took on the ferry for a graduation trip.
Through his website and Facebook account, Hoffman, the creator of Rubber Duck, said, "'Rubber Duck' has no borders or borders and has no political intentions. I hope that the Korean people who have fallen into disappointment due to accidents and accidents will have an opportunity of 'healing' to share joy and hope and heal their wounds."
The large rubber duck doll that appeared when they were in despair due to pain and hopelessness delivered a message of hope to Koreans. The artist's message, "I want to make you smile," seems to have been conveyed well.
These adorable rubber ducks were also used in the protests for the pro-democracy movement. In Thailand, in anti-government protests, citizens used rubber duck boats to block police water cannon attacks and used it as a sign of resistance and deterrence.
The rubber duck, which has been children's bathing friend for a long time, is now a symbol of hope and good luck, and has been designated as a national anniversary with this symbolism. With this in mind, I think it would be good to put a cute rubber duck toys on the Bathtub.
Myungja Anna Koh
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