New blog - TreehouseKids Art Gallery

The boys are now 9 and 7.5 y.o.  and their artwork have improved by leaps and bounds. They are now into drawing comics. They have a new blog on their artwork. Please visit their new blog TreehouseKids Art Gallery for their latest updates.

February 2012: Drawing cranes, vehicles and a cartoon character

Artwork by S: 5 years 5 months

Drawing cranes (15.2.12)

Drawing various types of vehicles

Drawing a cartoon character (26.2.12)

15.2.12 - Drawing buildings, cars and boat

Artwork by S: 5 years 5 months

He drew these buildings, houses, even one on stilts, and some cars and a boat.

Below are videos of S drawing this picture


3.1.12 - Tracing from laptop

My posts are a bit jumbled up because I had neglected this blog for some time, and only now starting to work on scanning and organising their many pieces of artwork strewn all over the house and in my computer.

This picture of S tracing from the laptop is from 2 years ago, when he was 5.5 years old. He would decide what picture he wanted to draw, ask me to google some images. He would decide on the picture and trace it. He only needed to trace the same picture one or twice, after that he would commit them to memory and automatically knows how to draw them freehand. He only drew from the laptop for only a short period of time, and after a few times, he stopped tracing. If he needs to draw with reference, he would just look up the image in a book or on the internet and draw by looking at the images. No more tracing.

22 May 2013 - Aerial drawings

Artwork by S: 6 years 8 months

Here are some of the drawings that S did. I don't know what type of category these drawings are, but it seems a little like aerial drawings.

Drawn on a large piece of corrugated cardboard (April 2013)

Drawn on 22.5.2013

May 2013 - Drawing a parrot

Artwork by S: 6 years, 8 months

S referred to an art book when drawing this parrot. He coloured it in colour pencil.

Rainbow and farm

26 Oct 2012
Artwork by E: 4 years 6 months

"Rainbow after the rain".
The blue streaks are rain falling from the clouds. He learnt that rainbow can only come after the rain. 
"Farm with sheep" drawn from imagination

International Space Station

26 Oct 2012
Artwork by S: 6 years 1 month

He drew the International Space Station entirely from memory.

Robot city

28 Oct 2012
Artwork by S: 6 years 2 months

He drew this picture entirely from imagination and called it "Robot City".

Artwork by S: 6 years 2 months

3 Nov 2012
Artwork by S: 6 years 2 months

I bought a pack of sharpie markers and gave an ice-cream tub and a drawing block to my 6 y.o. son to draw on his own. A few minutes later, he came up with this. He described it as a fire-engine passing by the countryside and about to go into a tunnel.

"Army tank in the forest" in watercolour

28 Dec 2011
Artwork by S: 5 years 3 months

This is the first time we are doing painting in the park. I loaned him my artists watercolour paints, palette and paintbrush. I find that it makes a whole lot of difference in the result of his painting when he uses professional materials.

He drew an army tank in the forest
I verbally guided him on how to paint. This is using wet-on-wet watercolour. He painted the sky by painting water all over the sky area, then dabbing blue paint on top.  
Dabbing green paint for leaves. I taught him to observe the trees in the park. He was surprised to see that the trees have specks of orange, yellow and light green leaves, instead of just being flat green. This is the first time he is painting using this method of dabbing. It reminds me of the pointilism method of painting. He seems to have a flair for it. I will teach him pointilism when he is older.  
He seems to have fairly good control of the brush

"Army tank in the forest" in watercolour, by S (5 years 3 months)

4.12.11 - Drawing a castle

Artwork by S: 5 years 3 months

S drew something that looks like a castle.

Castle by S (5 years 3 months)


1.12.11 - Drawing car and bus

The boys decided to draw some vehicles. They both drew 3D vehicles from memory, with no reference to any pictures.

Bus drawn by E (3 years 7 months) 
Car drawn by S (5 years 3 months)

29.11.11 - Drawing robots

Artwork by E: 3 years 7 months
Artwork by S: 5 years 2 months

The boys drew robots after watching something about robots on The Magic School Bus CD.

Robot drawn by S
Robot drawn by E

28.11.11 - Colouring frog

Artwork by E: 3 years 7 months

E wanted to colour a picture of a frog, so I googled up some images and he selected this picture. E coloured the frog, which he calls a "poisonous frog".

28.11.11 - Drawing a house, elephant and frog

Artwork by E: 3 years 7 months

E drew what he called a "Double storey house" to reflect where he lived in. Inside the house, there was a clock, a lamp, paintings on the wall, the kitchen with a frying pan, tables and chairs and bed. "There are flowers in the garden, which is far away," he asserted.

He drew these 2 elephants from observation. He looked at his tiny toy plastic elephant and drew it. For places that he wasn't sure how, I taught him to take his index finger, and trace around (outline) the plastic elephant. Then he drew the shape on the paper. Whenever he was unsure, he would trace his finger around the object. 

Can you guess what this is? It is an uncompleted frog from the front angle.  It certainly isn't easy to draw a frog. I tried to draw one myself but it turned out funny. 

25.11.11 - Drawing ships

Artwork by S: 5 years 2 months

S drew some ships from memory on the whiteboard.