Wednesday, November 27, 2013

jsw + agw sketchcards, a mommy & son collaboration

"green ranger, go!" 2.5 x 3.5

"bats" 2.5 x 3.5

"akuma" & "ryu" battle set, each card 2.5 x 3.5
a great way to bond w/ your children is to do something messy w/ them. like finger painting or cooking.

in our house, we have art day. days where we watch old cartoons on netflix & draw. my son (4yrs old) would get upset & frustrated that his drawings would never look like ours. my husband & i are comic book artists.  how do you explain patience to a 4yr old? how do you explain years & years of practice?

i wanted to show my son that art is never perfect. that you can have fun in art. that you learn through doing. that sometimes, as bob ross said, “happy accidents” can happen. i thought the best way to keep him interested in art (& circumvent any frustrations) was to have him help me work on stuff.

so we did a few sketchcards together. sketchcards were perfect! they’re small & don’t require a lot of time (do you know the attention span of a 4yr old?). i drew & inked & he threw crazy watercolors all over them. he enjoys watercolors, mixing the paints together, dabbing the excess, & then slapping on a new color.

i may be a bit biased, but i think these are some of the most beautiful pieces i’ve ever been lucky enough to collaborate in. :)

& he’s already got me on a list of MORE characters he wants to do. can’t wait!

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