My 5yo son had an idea to draw some warriors. He described them to me, that they would take up to 4 pages to make. He wanted me to draw one first.
So I looked at his small warrior drawing (that he had just drawn) and used elements that he used.
I drew the one to the far right. Then I asked him if he wanted me to do a very light outline for him and he said yes. So he drew the guy with one diamond on his chest, using elements from what I drew.
Then he wanted me to draw a couple more, so I did. He spent a long time on each guy. Working on a board on the floor (we have an ikea table top that we use for drawing/lego since we have carpet.) My 7yo daughter also made a warrior, using elements from the others. I like how she added paper for the hair.
And we made a dragon. Looking at him now, I see that he looks a little French. Le Dragon.
I love co-drawing with my kids. There’s this wonderful back and forth inspiration. Many of my sculptures are inspired by art my son did that were inspired by art I did, and so on.
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