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In which I contemplate absurd moments in parenthood, occasionally attempt to refer to myself as a “triathlete” while keeping a straight face, and maybe post some random pictures of stuff I’m knitting

An Artist (and Future Sci-Fi Fan) In the Works

Funny how artistic skills begin to emerge…Three months ago, the kiddo was bringing home stacks of construction-paper paintings from school that were virtually indistinguishable from each other except for color and method of paint application. (The captions, penned by his teacher, enlightened the parents about how each piece was unique: “Painted with Q-Tips;” “Painted with Eye Droppers;” “Painted with Potatoes.”) But now, pictures are beginning to take on recognizable features. Cars have wheels, people have faces, the Mars Rover has…Well, okay, that one’s still a work in progress, but you get my drift.

Inexplicably, this last week has brought a surge in creativity based entirely on Star Wars characters. (I will reiterate, for those who missed my brief mention of Ewok drawings a few days ago, that Kamran has never seen more than a few fragments of any Star Wars movie. I blame his father for introducing him to sci-fi characters on the internet.) So far, he’s drawn, in various degrees of recognizability, Princess Leia, Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker, Chewbacca, Darth Maul, Boba Fett, Han Solo, multiple storm troopers and ewoks, and that beige guy that plays the clarinet-type instrument in Mos Eisley. But it wasn’t until I was searching the Web for one more character he hadn’t drawn (For some reason, he won’t draw the same one twice) that I found Greedo, and he came up with this masterpiece.

"Greedo", in pencil, Kamran, 2011

You compare it to the original, and tell me if you think this kid has a future. (His dad is dabbing away tears of pride right now…because of his kid’s sci-fi tendencies, not his artistic skill!)

Credit for this photo goes to: /greedo2.jpg


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2 thoughts on “An Artist (and Future Sci-Fi Fan) In the Works

  1. Mary Margaret Hite on said:

    I can only conclude that Kamran is telesfathic.

    Seriously, I think it’s great that he is recognizing the power of black and white, the detail abilities of the pencil, and is pursuing his own vision (even if Dad had a little to do with it).

    You need to let him watch I, at least!

    • Define “telesfathic” please…Couldn’t find it on Google.

      Try explaining to a 4-year-old why a good guy chops the arm off a monster in a bar and you’ll see why he doesn’t get to watch ANY of the Star Wars movies yet!

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