Thursday, November 09, 2006

She's eleven

I'm in awe that my sixth grader drew this. It's a full character sketch, complete with detail layouts of the back of the hairstyle, closeups of the fold of the belt/skirt. She drew it on tracing paper, so small folds on the shirt for exmaple are quite blurry in this scan, but yee gods. How can she possibly be related to me?

And a question: does anyone have any recommendations for an Art History textbook which isn't too overwhelming? I'm trying very hard to something for her which would help explain how trends and movements developed one from another.

7 comments:

Colleen Gleason said...

Wow. Your daughter is very talented! 6th grade!

As for an art history book, it sounds goofy, but maybe try looking for The Complete Idiot's Guide or something like that. I have a lot of them on my shelf (not because I'm an idiot *g*) but because they are clear and simple and easy to follow.

Another suggestion is looking for something through Usborne books.

Good luck.

Doug said...

I'll have to send you the name of one you SHOULDN'T buy. I got some advice from an artist friend who recommended a book which might be appropriate for a VERY talented college art major, but was wholly inappropriate for Jake. If you find a good one, let me know.

C2 said...

I especially like the bracelet things around the tail! :o) Very talented!!

Jenster said...

I have a sixth grade daughter also. What a fun age, eh?? (That wasn't COMPLETELY sarcastic. lol)

Your daughter is very talented. I hope we get to see more of her work as she progresses.

Jen

Suisan said...

My daughter is completely steeped in sarcasm. She practices it. She refines a phrase in her head. It's like watching a sommelier roll a taste of wine over his tongue. His eyes close as he tries to separate green pepper from paper and chocolate from leather.

That's my daughter's approach to sarcasm--cultivate the nuances and practice it daily.

Thank for saying that she ahs talent--I think she does too. Again, she practices quite a bit.

Jenster said...

My daughter and my 14-year-old son are two of the most sarcastic kids I've ever seen. But then, their parents are two of the most sarcastic adults I've ever seen. What do I expect??

Jen

Anonymous said...

Annahid: Now that it's,like, a couple mothes later, I can say this: What the HELL was I thinking!?!?!?!?!?! I mean, who is she yelling at? Whats her backround story? I don't even remember any more!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!