Lucy and her mom, Jamey, are students in our Draw With Your Kids program. While vacationing, they sent us the above photo in an email last week.
That unexpected bolt of inspiration can strike anytime, anywhere. It could be the sight of a colorful flower, a folded jacket left on a chair, the movement of an orchestra conductor’s baton, or an arrangement of umbrellas on a beach.
With sketchbook in hand, excitement races to your fingertips. Of course, anxiety can flow as well. Your confidence may be off the mark, especially when you are drawing a subject for the first time. But your desire to draw is too strong. The fear of a challenge becomes thrill of the hunt—the capture of an elusive, fleeting glimpse.
Your sketchbook is your own little place to practice and experiment. Sometimes sketches flow effortlessly, and sometimes it is a struggle to capture a likeness of your subject. But it is a gratifying feeling when you finish an honest effort on a page, close your sketchbook, and ponder your next challenge. Aren’t you glad you have your sketchbook with you?
But it is also very cool to spend time in our studio learning with fearless sketchers…
And here are a couple youth compositions for this week’s Student Gallery…