Saturday, February 12, 2011

Luke Art - LEGO Ninjago

Those of you with young kids have probably already heard of LEGO Ninjago. It is a very interesting amalgam of lots of different things; think Star Wars crossed with Kung Fu Panda, and aimed squarely at Luke's age bracket. We caught the two-part program on Cartoon Network before we realized there were toys (not that this realization was a surprise of any sort). Luke was instantly and totally enamored. I think we've watched it at least twice a week since then (thank you, DVR!). About a week after first seeing it, while waiting for our food to arrive at dinner, he drew this:

His drawing skills have dramatically improved since starting Kindergarten, but this is the best representation of something "real" and recognizable he has ever done. The best part about it, though, is that *he* was thrilled with it. He is quite a perfectionist (gee, I can't imagine where he gets that from), and he went through a spell at the end of last year where he was so upset that his drawings didn't look "real." I would like to thank all Impressionist painters for helping him get over that, particularly van Gogh and Monet. I was able to show him their works and let him see that even very famous paintings are not photo-real. Thankfully, that was not a problem with this masterpiece. He was so happy with it when it was done! In fact, he put it away in a safe place that took me until this weekend to find, which is why it is just now appearing here.

Currently feeling: loving the new art

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