Thursday 25 April 2019

Crayon and Watercolouring : March'19 roundup

As mentioned in previous post, Anouk's colouring attempts showed good improvement after mid-February. The month of March saw her colouring to simple pencil drawings that her father kept on sketching for her, both using water colour and crayons. It was quite nice to see her slowly learning to adjust her strokes depending on the curve and learning to use a thicker bristle paint brush. We do not have any special colouring area at home, typically use 3-4 sheets of newspaper spread out to protect the floor from all the colour drippings, lay the sheet of paper on top and she'll be sitting, sprawling on the floor changing directions like the hands of the clock to suit herself. She has loads of fun with the colouring and sits for over one hour in a go at a painting with her own explanations of the picture as she goes through the colouring. As a footnote, we realized that her letter tracing skills has massively improved in these two months and could be attributed to all the crayon strokes that she's fluently doing. Totally win-win J

Below is the roundup of a few pictures from March and early April.

House and light house (One of her first decent attempts at water colouring a pencil drawing)

Wanted to water colour aeroplance and hence the motivation for the drawing
On the left is the colourful version of her "sun" in crayons;
On the right is the first attempt of watercolouring flower+pot
This was a second attempt at a house with chimney with a tree in the yard (watercolour); we liked how she can now fairly contain the "door and window" colours, the border for the roof as well as the clouds, from the random strokes a month ago.

Crayons and watercolour - Feb'19 roundup

The first quarter of 2019 saw Anouk getting more interested in crayons and watercolouring. From simple crayon strokes that filled up pages, she showed interest and improvement in controlling her strokes and learning to contain them within boundaries. At the same time, she also started showing more interest in using water colour as a medium too and showed improvement in strokes as the first quarter progressed. As a fun fact, this time line captures Anouk's graduation from a daytime napping toddler to a no-more-nap in the daytime 4 year old, which was also one of the reasons for the increased amount of time spent on the colouring activities.

This post captures a rough roundup of a few pictures she coloured in February. (Still winter and playtime is mostly indoors)

Crayon colouring -random strokes

Yet another crayon colouring - random strokes

One of the initial attempts at watercolouring - random strokes 
Dark random strokes J watercolouring