Sunday, September 27, 2015

Family Games

So, with a busy life, it becomes difficult to make time for fun activities. I often forget to play games with my kids and that it's ok to act silly some times. As a child I remember playing Loteria with my parents and siblings, it's like bingo, but with images. We would play it for hours. I played it with my kids this past Friday, and my 4-year-old enjoyed it, but my 12-year-old, not so much. However, once I included prices, the oldest began to enjoy the game.

So, a card with 16 images is selected by each person playing. As the images are called by someone, each person covers that image until someone gets 4 in a row (horizontal, vertical, or diagonal). Also, just like bingo, the players can play until a player covers their entire card, known as blackout.

It is fun to play :)

The other game that my oldest son likes to play is Hedbanz. He likes it because we can laugh as we act out the what is written on the card.

It's a time to act silly. Since my youngest child, has not learned how to read, I had him help me act out. It was fun seeing both of my kids enjoy themselves and act silly. We laughed so much.

I will play these games more often, to get us unplugged from our electronic devices and have more opportunities for human interaction. In other words bonding as a family.

More on Donald Duck

So I continue to perfect my drawings of Donald Duck. This time I used the following YouTube video that helped me draw a Donald Duck

The video lasts about 3 minutes, but it took me close to 40 minutes to finish the drawing :)

I am enjoying drawing. I think I will keep drawing as a hobby, which is what I have always wanted anyway :)
The bottom picture I drew today. I did not use any time of visuals. I think is time for me to buy a sketch pad and proper art utensils to continue my hobby. It helps me relax :)
I still have quite a bit to perfect, but I think I have had a great start. Now my older son wants me to try to draw Iron Man. Wish me good luck :)

Friday, September 11, 2015

First Draft

So, here is my first draft. I used the YouTube video Esther suggested. Is a work in progress. Next, I will work on drawing the body.

Monday, September 7, 2015

Week One...

Well, I watched the YouTube videos. I was able to make a drawing :) It sort of looks like Donald Duck. I tried uploading a picture, but I was not successful. My next step will be to go to Michaels and  look for the book guides for drawing. I will continue trying to upload a picture. Once again thanks for the tips, they have been helpful. My son was very interested in buying the Stan Le books for drawing heroes :)