Well...just talking from experience here...I'm artistic (or was before "life" got in the way! LOL!) and I really dislike "guidance" for my artwork. I hope that I've matured a bit since my earlier years, but still today, I DO NOT like to use examples of others work, techniques from books or practice drawing a picture first and THEN draw/paint/etc. it "for real." Ugh! When I am inspired I can tell - the picture just comes out - I don't have to try to think of what to do, it just makes itself. When I have too many "helps" the inspiration dies and the picture lacks.themama wrote:My daughter loves to draw and color and is very good. But when I teach her art fundamentals (which she is also very good at) she hates it and refuses to use them in her free-style drawing. Frustrated. I'm wondering if with age and maturity she will begin to implement these techniques or if I am just wasting my time teaching them to her.
She is 10 and using God and the History of Art
Now that is not to say that I didn't/don't need improvement in areas. I just don't like to use it - stubborn, huh! ? LOL! The main example I can think of is shading. Before I began taking art in High School, I didn't think shading was very important (hard to believe I was that dumb, but... ) However, I finally decided to "give it a try" and obviously found it added a lot.
Maybe you and she can find a happy medium between free work and instructed work. In my opinion, there was nothing that killed the joy of art class more than finding out we were doing a still life!