Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Coloring with Block Crayons

I FINALLY started watching Sieglinde de Francesca's "Coloring with Block Crayons" DVD.  It is nothing short of amazing.  If you want your kids to learn to draw well (and you're not already a professional artist), I think this is a must have!

We are going to start doing weekly drawing sessions based on suggested exercises from the book. It would have been better to start at the beginning of First Grade, but better late than never.  We can continue through the summer with the drawing to catch up.

Today we made rainbows.  All drawings in her book/DVD are made exclusively with the three primary block crayons. It was fairly frustrating for Yoav as it's quite hard to blend the crayons smoothly enough to make a good rainbow.  He made about five of them before he did the one below, which he was reasonably happy with, but then he tried to draw a tree and didn't like it at all.  It's very hard to get a good brown out of the primaries.

Rainbow drawings using the primary colors only (block crayons).  Mine is on top; Yoav's is on the bottom.