Mortal Artwork

Last week Redneck Geezer asked about Kevin and Julia’s art. It’s been a while since I’ve posted some drawings, but the timing off the request was perfect.

You see, when we were at the shore – I’ll post about that when I’m not totally exhausted – Julia spent her mornings making something for Kyle, who goes away to college in less than two weeks. Kyle is a big fan of the Mortal Kombat video game, and decided to draw one of his favorite characters: Liu Kang.

It encapsulates her favorite things: karate and drawing. I think it came out really well.

For a comparison, here is a picture of Liu Kang from Mortal Kombat similar to what she was recreating.

Julia will likely be the hardest hit when Kyle heads to Texas, so I think she wanted to give him a going away present. She will certainly miss her “Ginger Buddy,” and wanted to give him something special before he heads to college.

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My Little Chickadee

So, the Philadelphia Inquirer/Philadelphia Daily News is sponsoring an art contest – called Art Thief – open to Philadelphia kids. The newest contest showed a small version of a chickadee, and challenged people to reproduce the art work.

At the Daily News, we really love Art Thieves. Not the kind that go into museums and steal priceless paintings! We don’t like them! Our Art Thieves are hard-working kids of all ages who “steal” drawing tips from our professional artist, then share their drawings with our staff and with each other.

Julia tried her hand at the chickadee – click the photo to embiggen – and she received this email.

Dear Julia,

Everything about your chickadee drawing is 100% charming! You have the proportions, the shape of the wing, the shape of the tail, and the feathers just right!

A copy will hang in our end-of summer art show on August 30. An invitation will arrive via email. Thanks for submitting this terrific drawing.

Miss Amy

When I first saw the final work, I honestly thought Princess P traced it. Mrs. Earp immediately debunked that, saying the original work was much smaller. The girl is really talented, and I am so very proud of her.

Julia’s Art

Kevin isn’t the only artist in the family. Princess P is rather talented, as well. She likes to paint on poster board, paper, or ceramics – although her first Disney Princess was heavy with the lipstick. She looked like the Joker.

Julia’s fourth grade teacher is just out of college. She talks about her dog Tess pretty much every day. Julia, never missing an opportunity to break out her art supplies, has drawn and/or painted pictures of Tess a few times this year.

Last month, she decided to paint Tess in a President’s Day theme.

Ladies and gentlemen, I give you “Abraham Tess-on.”

(Click the photo to embiggen.)