Monday, October 19, 2009

Move Over Michaelangelo

We got Finn a 'magnadoodle' for Christmas last year. It seriously is the best 6 dollars we ever spent on him. He plays with it ALL THE TIME and will just sit quietly and draw for several minutes (like 10-20) at a time.

He is always drawing something new and lots of the time it is just scribbles, but a lot of the time it is something recognizable too! Example: the other day he pointed to the picture he drew and said, "Hey mom! Cup!" and it was totally a 3-dimensional cup! Prrrretty sure he learned it from Blue's Clues...but still impressive that he could replicate it all on his own. Here's some pictures that he drew on his own that I was able to get snapshots of before he erased them:

The big guy is Daddy, the little one on the right is Kate, and the one on the left is, well, undecided. Pretty good for a 2-year-old I think!

He is really into cars lately and loves to draw them. Not exactly the sleekest model, but at least the wheels are in the right place!

He can draw several shapes on his own as well as some letters and numbers. He loves to draw members of his family (including uncles, aunts, grandparents and cousins) and all sorts of animals. I know his drawings are probably only impressive to me because I'm his mom, but he just amazes me!

8 comments:

What the Hecklinger?! said...

No, I'll tell you what, it's amazing to us too!

The Dobrons said...

Uh....ya, your kid is a genius....it's not just proud mommy syndrome. I seriously thought you drew that and pretended he did. CRAZY! I'm sitting here amazed.

Charlotta-love said...

So that last one, I was wrong. I thought it was a pair of glasses with one of those 'don't lose your glasses' cords attached. Well done!

The Parks Family said...

That is SO impressive! Love his pictures, he may really be an artist one day!

Courtney said...

That's seriously impressive! I love it!

Lisa Johnson said...

WOW! That's really impressive that he can draw so well at such a young age. Just watch...someday he'll be a famous artist and you'll be able to show him some of his first drawings! :)

Kathleen said...

Ok - so give him a green marker and get something down on paper to frame! Make sure he signs it.

maryirene said...

i think that is really impressive. elliot didn't draw anything that you could make out until he was nearly 4. i think he just wasn't interested. it looks like finn has some real talent there though. isn't it fun to get to know them a little more at each stage! what a cutie.