Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Tip #21 Try your hand at drawing the characters

From comments I’ve received, I’d like to share some of my readers ideas.

The first guest idea is from Christina Rodriguez. She says,

“When I visit schools, I'll often show kids how I painted a certain part of the book and let them try it on their own. It builds up their hand-eye coordination and interest in the arts.”

Thanks Christina.

You can check out her blog at Christina Rodriguez, Children's Book Illustrator

So, have your child or student look at the pictures in the story and try their hand at drawing one of the characters or the whole page. You try it too and have some fun!

4 comments:

Christina E. Rodriguez said...

Thanks for the shout-out, Joy! One of my art demos involves a toothbrush and white paint, and kids love to add the "sea spray" onto one of the printed illustrations from "Storm Codes" (a book about ore boats and Great Lakes shipping) with them. It's fun and they are usually surprised that a toothbrush is one of my favorite painting tools.

Joy said...

You are most welcome. Toothbrush huh? Great idea Chrisitna. It's amazing what our minds can come up with sometimes. I think I'm going to try the toothbrush thing myself.

Joy

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Joy said...

Thanks Joan. :)