|Quoting TylerDurden (Reply 29):
What's with the sentimental drivel? It's just a freaking water color picture. Write yourself a note to remember that. Keep it in very safe and a very out of the way place.
Your kid will likely paint a million more...and likely your walls, furniture, and other stuff you didn't want ruined. I'd celebrate the fact she got the paint on the paper....not the artistic value...
Your right, all parents think their kid is some child prodigy....but try not to kill the spark.
Oi, didn't get your morning coffee yet?
Come on! It's a great picture for a 7 year old! Many adults aren't able to mix watercolors to get fitting shades like that!
Btw - if she gets hooked on painting, I'd advice you to buy a tablet and get Photoshop - it has so many features to mimic watercolors and other painting forms, and I can imagine it'd be so much fun for a kid to use (and a lot cleaner) and the tablet allows her to use it like a paintbrush/pencil (I can recommend Wacom Bamboo as a cheap alternative, but the absolute best of the best is Wacom Intuos3 - and tablets are great for photo work too, so plane spotter daddies get a new toy as well! Just don't steal it from the kid.
)! Here're some "paintings"/drawings made in photoshop, mimicing traditional media:
"Copic marker" look from a friend:
Ink look from a friend:
(sorry about the style - I aimed at only showing pics that I had permission to use, and felt awkward to just pop up and ask a stranger, so I asked friends instead - and all of my friends draw that cartoony (anime) style... apart from the one who did the orange.
[Edited 2008-09-03 20:29:14]