June 7, 2010

portrait drawing

every sunday evening we enjoy dinner with everyone of our little community. yesterday was my turn to cook and it turned out well. after dinner we sit and chat or do something fun together. and so we did take out paper and pencils for a portrait drawing session.
of course not everyone was enthusiastic about drawing as for most of us it's just not something we are used to be doing and we feel embarrassed about than anything else about using a pencil (or any other kind of medium) to bring a few lines on a piece of paper which should resemble the person across the table.
it took a few moments to overcome the fear, and then with a few jokes in the air people got started.
for about 30minutes everyone was concentrating and joking about doing "that drawing thing"...


there was some really good concentration and studying of each others faces going on...


pencils, oil pastels, markers or anything else for that matter was used...


some grown ups did a quick sketch and had fun to see that they can still hold a marker in their hand...


i love how involved the kids were, they really got going. although amos had a hard time getting thea to sit still... he did his best and i love the way he got her hair, with the beret and the shirt got depicted with the exact kind of pattern. i have to keep the "family draw" sessions in my mind and keep doing it more frequently!

1 comment:

stacie smith said...

What a great idea. We'll have to do this too. Thanks for the idea... and happy birthday to Elias! 11, wow!