Last week, my 9yo picked out a book on drawing dragons, Dragonart Evolution: How to Draw Everything Dragon, at the craft store. We got home and he began drawing. He’s barely stopped since.
He began by attempting some of the drawing guidelines from the book, but he’s mainly using it for inspiration.
Sometimes he focuses on a specific area, such as eyes or texture.
His drawings have stories attached. Sometimes they contain text.
If there’s a battle going on, he’s partial to the dragon’s side of the story.
I asked if I could share some, and he said yes, but he had a hard time narrowing down the choices. In the end, I chose five out of his pile and he slipped in a couple more.
I promised him we’d document all of them with photographs.
He has said repeatedly that he loves the book. The book was just the starting point. He has drawn dragons before, many of them, but this book, I think, gave him some new things to think about. He’s going deeper, and he has spent hours drawing, every day, utterly absorbed and content–which makes me happy, too.