Drawing animals for kids!
Children draw something every day when they have free time. If you observe them, you realize that painting is a kind of play, not very stressful. When you become an adult and try to draw, just looking at a white piece of paper makes you feel terrified. As a person who draws pictures every day, I predict that anyone will become a painter if this fun as a child continues into an adult.
My eldest son, who went to college, painted his first meaningful pictures when he was two years old. Before that, it was just scribbling.
At that time, my son explained that he painted the sea and mountains. The description is better than the picture, so I took a picture.
When my daughter was two years old, I made the first meaningful picture below.
Anyone can tell that it is a fish.
As you can see from the two pictures, you can see that the expressive power of children is very different depending on their tendencies and personalities.
Personally, I think that my son's drawings are close to abstract paintings and my daughter is good at minimalistic drawings.
For these kids, my husband used to show me how to draw animals by drawing characters from the then famous TV character Sara and Duck.
I can imagine that if you are a family with children, you will be drawing hard every day in this way.
I often showed my child a book called Kim Chung-won's Painting Class, a book that was quite popular a long time ago in Korea to teach how to draw animals. This book is suitable for children's level, especially when teaching children between the ages of 2 and 5 to draw for the first time.
I recently drew a guinea pig with my child. As you know, if you want to draw with a child, you need to simplify things as much as possible so that they are easy to trace.
And I tried to simplify the guinea pigs to make it easier for children to follow.
Myungja Anna Koh