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March 17th - Pokémon Drawing Studio

Today for Pokémon drawing studio, Zephyr suggested we play a game where we each draw a Pokémon from memory (rather than from a reference, like we normally do). I loved the idea, and wanted to see how different they turned out. Also, I wanted to see if being able to impose a time limit on the drawings could make things run quicker. The results:

Mine on top, Lyric in the middle, Zephyr on the bottom. 

Mine on top, Lyric in the middle, Zephyr on the bottom. 

Pretty impressive! It was fascinating watching their minds work a little differently. I'm something of a devotee of Betty Edwards' Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain, and I know that she says drawing from memory and drawing from imagination are two skills connected to drawing, but distinct and separate. I'm not sure if it utilized the left side of their brains more, but I think it was a fun new muscle for them to flex. Zephyr worked kind of small, so here's a detail of his work:

Pretty sweet Snorlax and Rowlet! I especially dig the gesture Rowlet is giving, a nice howdy.

Pretty sweet Snorlax and Rowlet! I especially dig the gesture Rowlet is giving, a nice howdy.

Lyric, meanwhile, was more into color. That kid really loves to draw. He just goes at it with a real purpose.