I regularly give my kids drawing assignments during the summer. I’ll tell them to draw each other or I’ll tell them to draw their cats or I’ll tell them to draw something they see in the backyard. It is so fun to see what they come up with. Their brains are hilarious and creative and delightful.
I gave them their first art assignment of this summer today, inspired by something Quinn said yesterday.
First, this is Sam as he is today.
Sam being emo is a big topic of conversation in my family. Jack and Quinn like to tease him about it in a goodnatured way and he takes it in kind. As you can see from the photo above, Sam has recently discovered Hot Topic and the band merch therein.
Yesterday in the car, we were all talking and Quinn said, “Finding Nemo, but take off the ‘N.'”
Which brings me to today’s art assignment: Finding ‘Emo.
I couldn’t have hoped for better results. That fish is the spitting image of Sam with his emo hair and attitude and wearing his jeweled cat ear headband. (By the way—or BTW—the “BVB” in the photo below refers to Black Veil Brides, one of Sam’s favorite bands.
Quinn also did a good job of capturing Finding ‘Emo.
Quinn’s overall picture is very nice, but there are some exquisite details.
But what of the man himself? What of Sam? Well. He was all kinds of indignant about the assignment at first, but he totally hopped on board in a fantastic way. In fact, he completed TWO versions of Finding ‘Emo.
Version one is an adorable fishy version of Sam himself wearing his headphones.
I hope that underwater Hot Topic he needs to get to has a little waterproof bag for his iPod.
Last, I have for you Sam’s “artistic rendition” of Finding Emo.
Thus ends today’s gallery showing. Hopefully our featured artists and their clever minds will gift us with some more good stuff soon.