Wednesday, April 27, 2011

The Most Productive Artist In My House

It's true. I have been working some long hours here at the day job. My current project has just been born, and it still a bit wobbly on it's young legs. It will be fine, but right now it needs a bit of extra love.

Next week, I will re-start my regular blog posts. No really! I will. But for today, I just wanted to share something with you that I thought was pretty cool.

My son Aidan, who just turned five, loves to draw. When I get home late in the evening, I find sketches waiting for me on the kitchen counter. Fantastical drawings, featuring some of the coolest robot designs I have ever seen. He is better than I was at five years old, and his understanding of advanced robotics is really quite extraordinary.

Over the weekend, Aidan received a pad of tracing paper. While tracing paper might be frowned on later in your career, as a very young artist I frequently traced over some of my favorite artist's work just to get familiar with their lines. I couldn't have been prouder when Aidan asked me to sketch up a robot for him to trace.

He worked very, very hard to make it just right.

Steady hand...

... and presto! Better than Dad's.

I think this kid has a future in robotics.


John Stone said...

Awesome. Love to see kids interested in drawing. My 19 month old daughter will hopefully be taking the same path. She loves sitting at the art desk and drawing with me and my wife. Makes a dad proud.

RoboLex McFabb said...

I love it when you show what your son has drawn! That kid is go'n places

Emerson Fialho said...

Muito legal!
Continua incentivando, amigão! Ele lega jeito.

Abração e muito sucesso para o filhão!