Sunday, June 8, 2008

How To Draw a Prince

You know how you have some kids who have to have it a certain way and that is all there is to it?

Well, in our family, his name is Zach. Every day it becomes more and more clear that there is definitely only one of him in the entire world.

Today during Sacrament meeting Zach asked Rinar to draw a prince so that his princess would have a friend. Rinar did his best and drew a prince... but he didn't realize how much Zach loved the drawing. Later during the day, Rinar was at the church doing clerk stuff and I was at home, sacked out on the couch. Zach called Dad's cell phone and left him a message. It said, "Dad, can you show me how to make a prince? I need the 'structions'. Bye." This message was immediately followed by another message that begged for him to come home as soon as possible and that he wanted the 'structions' again.

So, this might seem like a strange request, right? Well, not in the mind of a 6 year-old boy. He has a book called What Shall I Draw? by Usborne Activities. This has introduced him to drawing and he won't draw anything, pretty much, unless it is in this book. Needless to say, all of his drawings look the same. So, there are instructions for a princess with a castle and everything, but there is no prince! And of course, a princess needs a prince. He has drawn the princess at least 30 times and I guess that today it dawned on him that the princess needed a prince. So, Dad is the go-to art guy. Zach wanted instructions on how to draw a prince. Rinar dutifully got out a piece of paper and started to draw it portrait style, but Zach turned the paper to landscape and then informed Dad that he needed to write at the top of the paper "How to Draw a Prince". So, Rinar did that and then these are the instructions he came up with...

1. Draw his head and hat

2. Draw his body

3. Draw his arms and legs

And this is the result...

Now you all know how to make a prince. Enjoy!

1 comment:

Annora said...

Interesting to know.

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