Kid Art

I ended the old year by organizing the kids’ art stuff, which was getting out of hand. In the process, I found a ton of art that I hadn’t photographed yet. So here we are. Happy new year.

I love how Silas’ pictures tell a story. His characters have real facial expressions, intention, and relationships. His influences are clear–comic books, Pokemon, and Wizard of Oz feature prominently–but I can see how he’s using those things as a jumping-off point for his own expression.

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Petra’s drawings are coming along, too. One key difference is that she uses colors. She’s still very into doing abstracts in watercolor, but is definitely moving toward a more representational style with markers and pens. She mostly draws people, with a few monsters and Totoros.

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