Friday, June 7, 2013

The Water Park

The Water Park

Water Park

"What's for the snack sack today?"

"The water park," he said without much hesitation. Today, Victor's class is having an end of the school year picnic at the water park near our home.

I normally avoid drawing something that has a picture reference, but decided to make an exception today for the occasion. There were several pictures of the park online, but he had trouble picking one. The first picture he chose was a close up of one of the water features. "Here," he said absently.

"This one's too close up. It's not going to look like the water park. It won't look like much of anything actually," I said disapprovingly. I took my iPhone back and picked a different picture. I didn't bother to get his okay and got to work. He didn't seem to mind.

I rather enjoyed trying to get it to look like something resembling the water park. It wasn't easy and I'm not sure if I succeeded. I decided to add in a version of the park's entry sign (not in the reference picture) to have a proper place for his name.

"I like it," he said when he saw the finished drawing. Then he looked closer, "Wait, that kind of looks like ice skating, right Daddy?"

"It does, kind of. You're right." I guess I didn't succeed after all. :)

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