100 Days in…

Sophia is learning her numbers up to 100 and to enhance that experience she celebrates the 100 Day mark of school with fellow Kindergarteners and 1st Graders at Ruamrudee International School.


Learning to Draw: Pickachu

procreateWell, I’ve been testing out the iPad Pro 9.7 for almost a month now. ¬†I’m enjoying the Apple Pencil and its preciseness when interacting with the screen. ¬†As part of my trial experience with this device, I’m attempting to teach myself how to draw using various YouTube videos. ¬†A friend of mine and my daughter’s art teacher recommended the Procreate App as a very responsive, fully-featured drawing application. ¬†Together, my daughter and I are bonding over watching youtube videos demonstrating how to draw. ¬†I’m a very inexperienced drawer, but I’ve also noticed my daughter has an interest in drawing and doodling. ¬†Therefore, what a perfect way to explore the iPad Pro features, develop my own drawing skills, and bond with my daughter than to sit a few times a week and watch kid friendly tutorials on YouTube channels like Art for Kids Hub.

For image below, I used the Pickachu demonstration from the Art for Kids Hub YouTube Channel.


Drawing Technique Takeaway: I learned that drawing the eyes first seems to help set the face and position of the character.  Additionally, the demo video showed me how to create a reflection effect in the eyes as well.