Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Early start in drawing and painting

With just a little guidance and the right tools, I am quite impressed with the talent and artistic development already displayed by my pre-K nieces Camila and Nicole (almost 2 and 4 years old). Caran D'Ache Neocolor II watersoluble crayons are an ideal coloring medium for their bright saturated colors and the ease with which they can be cleaned up. They are also easy to grip by small hands and can be used to color in large areas quickly.
A brush loaded with water can easily soften and blend the crayon strokes while developing eye-hand coordination.
The Neocolor II crayons tend to be more break-resistant than regular children's crayons and are useful for freehand drawing.
Yup, this young artist is left-handed like her uncle. The following 3 quick sketches show some of her range: 0.7 mm HB mechanical pencil sketch of a robot.

"Circle boy" sketched and washed with Neocolor II
"Pirate" drawn with Neocolor II

1 comment:

MCW said...

COOOOOL! Looks awesome, babies!