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.|