As I told recently on my Facebook page, we (my Husband and I) attended an information session for the Fort Langley Fine Art School, which is a public school going from Grades 1 to 12, focused on «infusing art in everything». They have four major areas: visual arts, music, dance and drama. The first years, kids learn a bit of everything before choosing a major in Grade 8.
Both our girls would love to attend an art school and this one would fit almost perfectly.
The Vice President told something that is still in the back of my mind, about going into the hardest and less comfortable areas the kids are in, and pushing them to go further inside of it. (i dont recall the exact words he said, sorry). And I took it as my Oracle for the day.
Koala is drawing all the time (when she is not dancing !). It’s not just a rethoric way of saying it. She draws more than me. Always with a pen in the hand, drawing on everything she finds on her way (I do bind her journals and gift her with some fatter ones as well, though).
I want to practice my more realistic faces, just to know I am capable of doing it. Shading is my weakness. Even if I do understand the theory, it usually goes wrong when it comes to doing it.
So I was doing this face in one of my sketchbooks when Koala came and ask if she could draw her hair. Then of course she wanted to add the crown. And some eyelashes. And a body…
Here is this impromptu collaboration between us two: