I love watching Willem work on his art. He is so focused and creative. Where I can only draw stick figures, he adds artistic elements that I've never even heard of.
Friday night, I asked Ronan's little brother to help me with an illustration. I told him it would accompany a post I wrote that's going up today about super heroes. He quickly agreed to help. The finished product came out amazing!
I took some pictures of Willem while he was work. From start to finish, it took him about 2 hours to add all the detail. Here's the progression.
Ronan overheard us talking about the Iron Giant. Guess who started watching the movie a few minutes later?? Yep, Ronan! That's him in the bottom right photo (above). Willem thought it was neat - Ronan was 2 rooms over when he heard our convo. He may not say much, but Ronan is so receptive!
From a plain piece of paper to the final product, I think it's perfect. Willem used pencil, pen, and colored pencils for this piece. He drew freehand while getting inspiration from screenshots of certain scenes and by also watching the movie. The final draft is in his "gallery". You can find it and other recent creations of his by clicking this link.