difficult child's art work

Discussion in 'General Parenting' started by Sheila, May 31, 2008.

  1. Sheila

    Sheila Moderator

    I've taken photos of some of difficult child's drawings and uploaded them to photobucket. It's interesting to see how he's developed over the years. I believe the first sketch was done in the latter part of 2003, but I can't remember....

    He doesn't realize how talented he is. He's a natural talent. Bragging just a bit here.:crazy1:

  2. MyFriendKita

    MyFriendKita Member

    He is very talented. I was especially impressed by the detail in the last drawing. You have every reason to brag!
  3. Christy

    Christy New Member

    Great. Nice details. Good for you for saving the drwings to compare. Art is a great outlet for emotions.
  4. difficult child has a wonderful eye for detail. I can see that his art work is a wonderful way for him to excel and showcase his abilities! Do you think it could be incorporated into a career? That would be the best of all worlds!

    I worked with a young man several years ago who was an incredible artist like your difficult child. His family had recently immigrated here from Jamaica. They had resided in a very small village in the mountains - and this young man, who was Autistic and nonverbal, had found employment by shimming up trees and knocking down coconuts for his neighbors. Everyone there knew him and he was safe and accepted. He was known most of all for his amazing pencil drawings - and folks would commission drawings from him. Everytime I met with him he was busy at work completing the most amazing, life-like drawings - strictly from memory.

    Sad to say, life here in the big city was a little different for him. We arranged a sheltered workshop type job for him during the day so that his sister could work and know that he was safe. But his art was more than a love for him - it was a constant companion.
  5. Andy

    Andy Active Member

    Awesome! These are just awesome. It is go good that your difficult child has a hobby and one he is so good at.
  6. Big Bad Kitty

    Big Bad Kitty lolcat

    WOW! Terrific drawings. Your son is a great talent!
  7. tryinghard

    tryinghard New Member

    these are wonderful..what a talent he has!
  8. susiestar

    susiestar Roll With It

    He certainly is very talented!! As he grows, make sure he knows he can find all sorts of careers that can use this talent.

    My husband is a programmer. But he is very creative and good with people, and a very talented artist. So not the typical programmer. He finally got into a dpet at work where he works on proposals for people all over the country. The change in him since he is using his natural talents is great to see. AND he is really adding to the company, and getting awards for his work, esp the artistic stuff.

    So there are ALL kinds of openings for use of this talent, and it may lead to something he will really enjoy. Just something to think on as he grows.

  9. timer lady

    timer lady Queen of Hearts


    Your difficult child is good. Does he keep a sketchbook?

    kt has over the past year taken up drawing & spends a bit of time in the yard or sitting at our island sketching with me. I've supplied her with some stetching supplies along with colored pencils. When she's done I spray her drawings with a fixative. Painting is my favorite past time (very therapeutic) & I'm encouraging ktbug to continue this as it's pretty self calming for her.

    With your difficult children talent I'd want to keep his artwork & drawings as keepsakes at the very least.

    :its_all_good: Keep up the good work, difficult child! :painter:
  10. daralex

    daralex Clinging onto my sanity

    difficult child's artwork is fantastic! I am actually a professional artist (who works as a marketing director?!) But difficult child's perspective is phenomenal. Definitely pursue this - it would be a shame to waste such talent. Look into summer programs through art camps and local colleges. We got my difficult child into Coastal Carolina University on a scholarship for an art program for a few weeks last summer. Anything that gives them a pat on the back is great - difficult child has real talent - let him express it to his fullest!!! Congratulations to both of you!!!!
  11. klmno

    klmno Active Member

    Sheila- this is great work! I hope he realizes how talented he is and there are a lot of careers that this talent could help him in. You must be very proud!!
  12. TerryJ2

    TerryJ2 Well-Known Member

    He definitely has talent. Way To Go!
    Definitely encourage him. He's at the right age to start pursuing more HS classes and summer programs and consider what he wants to do for college. :)
  13. totoro

    totoro Mom? What's a GFG?

    So gifted... he needs to tap that... and focus his energy on it. What a gift, if he wants it!
  14. Star*

    Star* call 911........call 911


    Brag away. I also draw and I think his ability to grasp perspective is shown in his drawings. The cemetery one was my favorite. He thinks in 3-d. Not everyone that draws can do that naturally. So yes, he has natural talent.

    He also seems to have a penchant for Anime.

    Aren't these kids amazing? Dude draws too - and has natural talent, (also likes motorcycles) and dogs.

    I'm impressed with his work, but mostly with the eye that he has - seeing the top of a tombstone like he did and getting the rest of the perspective to match is incredible.

    I hope he keeps up with it. His art could take him places.
  15. busywend

    busywend Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Awesome!!! He is talented - that is for sure!
  16. What wonderful talent! My difficult child is a drawer too and very talented. I can see changes in his work depending on his state of mind. Before he went into psychiatric hospital his drawings were very violent. The doctors and therapists had him draw alot. He also drew during any free time during the day. Now he doesn't want to draw too much, but it has always been a constant so I know he will go back to it.

    Definitely encourage your difficult child! Raw talent is amazing.

  17. Sheila

    Sheila Moderator

    No, he doesn't keep a sketchbook. I've bought them, but he rarely uses it -- he'd rather "doodle" on lined paper. Sigh....

    I uploaded a couple of more sketches; still can't find the ones I've "put up" for safekeeping....

    I'm going to show him your comments in hopes of encouraging him to focus on his talent a bit. (You know Mom doesn't know a darn thing. lol) Thanks for the kind comments.
  18. Wiped Out

    Wiped Out Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Very impressive and very talented!! Thanks for sharing!