Boys are fascinated by I Am a Little Dinosaur written by Mazuoka Tatsuhide. I am inspired to make use of the book in our art class today.
Kai is asked to pick an image that interests him the most. Our task is to create its 3-D version.
It takes me an hour to draw merely the background.
Because Mr. Tatsuhide has a very fine style, we three make great effort to color the picture.
The background is extremely colorful.
Kai is more than eager to make the 3-D dinosaur, but we make it a rule to take the noon break first. During his nap, he can't help getting up to check on me. The first time he comes only to find me sleeping, he goes back to the bed murmuring in disappointment: Didn't Auntie Wanda say that she's always ready whenever I wake up? When he comes around the second time, I happen to open the door from the inside while he turns the knob on the outside. We both blurt out: You scared me!
Kai gets to draw the dinosaur of his dreams!
Our dinosaur paradise has the colorfulness of the tropical zone!
After the basic challenge, we decide to try more complicated 3-D works. We would like to borrow Nina Cosford's idea and then apply it to other picture books.
I have to prepare three pictures that represent three layers first.
The color prince finally gets down to work!
The texture of oil pastel and watercolors mixed together is quite striking, so I make Kai use both media.
Our snack today is passion fruit!
We'll live with anticipation before our next art class comes!