Colour me impressed

by DaniGirl on May 26, 2007 · 9 comments

in Tristan

Originally uploaded by Dani_Girl

Someone left a brilliant comment recently about saving kids’ art to Flickr. I love this idea and have decided to start uploading the boys’ art the lazy way, via the digital camera (as opposed to the scanner, which I haven’t yet mastered.)

Is it just me, or are these pretty darn good drawings for a five year old? The one on the left is Woody from Toy Story, and the one on the right is (cringe) Sponge Bob Square Pants. He drew them freehand, without any reference material at all. You know I’m all about the words, so he didn’t get it from me, but Beloved is a classically trained animator with a degree in fine arts, so I’m guessing Tristan has Beloved to thank for his artistic proclivities.

P.S. This is my first post-from-Flickr blog entry. How cool is that? And I’ve just realized that I now have to upgrade to a Pro account because I can only have three sets on the basic account. Now at least I know what to ask for for my birthday this year! Does anyone know how I can add more than one picture per post when blogging through Flickr?

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1 Nancy May 26, 2007 at 2:06 am

I’ve been scanning my girls’ artwork for a while, but I read a tip on Parent Hacks recently that I love: the mom who wrote in uses the artwork as her computer screen saver. I do this now and I love seeing all the old drawings and crafts pop up.

2 Karen May 26, 2007 at 3:01 am

That’s amazing artwork for a 5 year old – such bold use of colour and it’s pretty much all in the lines! Very impressive A + work!
My son is in Gr1 and this year was the first that he got grades. He got A’s in everything except Art in first term – he got a C+! My husband said that art is so subjective, but my son didn’t like the C so he concentrated more 2nd term and bumped it to a B+. I hope this trend keeps up.
I love my kids’ artwork too.

3 Alissa May 26, 2007 at 3:06 am

I never blog directly from Flickr, but if you choose “all sizes” and then choose the medium or small size, Flickr provides you an HTML code for your photo. Copy and paste the code into your post, being sure you’re on “edit HTML”. Then you can add as many photos from Flickr as you like ๐Ÿ™‚
Great drawings. I love how neatly he colors ๐Ÿ™‚

4 alison May 26, 2007 at 3:19 am

Great pictures, *especially* for a 5-year-old. I love getting pictures, I still have one up in my office that was a scribbly, but recognizeable (mostly) Sully and Mike Wizowski from Monsters Inc. crayoned by Leah when she was almost three.
Rachel, who’s 4, likes to draw Spongebob too. Maybe Tristan could give her some pointers.

5 Philip May 26, 2007 at 11:17 am

found your blog through someone else’s and thought I would say hello.
Great blog by the way!

6 cinnamon gurl May 26, 2007 at 12:52 pm

I do what Alissa does mostly so I can add as many photos as I want.

7 Kerry May 27, 2007 at 2:11 am

I’m still saying my Buzz Lightyear is the best ever. It’s on my fridge, for the love of Pete.
Did you know they have winnie the pooh stuffed bears in buzz lightyear outfits? I saw one at the Glebe garage sale this morning. Freaked me out so much I almost bought it. But I couldn’t see your boys loving it, so I didn’t.
Still… it had the wings…

8 ali May 27, 2007 at 3:57 am

those are awesome pictures!!!!

9 nancy May 28, 2007 at 4:52 am

Great drawings! Isn’t it the best seeing them accomplish such greatness?
Flickr – haven’t used it in ages but did tonight…sucks that I have to use the small HTML code, or else the medium ones make my blog page all outta whack. But, I don’t think blogger would let me upload as many pics as I wanted to tonight.
Hope you had a great weekend.

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