Zain’s First Figure Drawings

I brought my eight-year-old son to a great coffeeshop in downtown Portland called Backspace yesterday morning.  We ordered hot chocolates and discovered there was a costume figure drawings session just getting started there.  The model was amazing and she was dressed as an old-fashioned cigarette girl.  We bummed a couple sheets of paper off of someone and sat down to draw.  Unfortunately, I was quickly told that there was a ten-dollar cover fee for adults to draw, but the lady in charge was soft-hearted and said my son Zain could continue drawing for free.  My kid is cool because he’s very serious about art, and takes to heart each little tip I’ve ever given him (like the use of comic thought bubbles, for example).  He sat there for over an hour, soaking up my advice and trying not to get frustrated when the model changed poses before he was done.  He gave me his permission to post his very first figure drawings (or any drawings from life, actually) on my blog.  We had a ton of fun, and I could sit there and watch him get more and more inspired.  We’re definitely going to do it again.


One Comment to “Zain’s First Figure Drawings”

  1. Zaine: You get your amazing talent from your grandma to your mom to you. That makes you triple good!
    Stay focussed!!!
    Love, Great Auntie Debbie

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