Drawing is magical.
I got back to the art center early one day after lunch. This was before I had a key to the building. But, the area is somewhat enclosed from the road, so I sat on the steps and began to draw. I drew just exactly what I could see from the steps, some columns and another building. Not terribly exciting, but there’s something interesting in just about any building, in my opinion.
As I drew, first one kid came over.
“What are you doing?”
“I’m drawing. Look, this building here in my sketchbook is that building over there.”
And I attracted my first acolyte. Soon, more kids came over to see what the fuss was about.
“She’s drawing! Look, those little funny shingles here in the book are the same as those ones on the roof!”
Pretty soon, the stairs were completely full of children just watching me draw. Sometimes someone would come over and watch us from the bottom of the stairs.
“Hey! Get out of the way! She’s drawing that building!”
So, I came back the next day to draw, and my little crowd was already ready for me.
Maybe an extracurricular class on drawing realistically is in order?