My son has been out of commission for more than a week now, after tripping over a garden hose and dislocating his knee. I'm so grateful he has his art! During this time, he's been developing ideas and sketching new characters.
Ben has been drawing since he was 18 months old. Sounds creepy, I know, but it's true. When he wanted to draw a train, it was truly a train...on railroad tracks with trees around and clouds in the sky. By the time he was 3 years old, he would sit at the kitchen table for three hours at a time drawing and painting. I would make him get up from the table--sometimes a struggle--and play, or at least do some jumping jacks. We have boxes and boxes of his first efforts, even moved them from house to house.
Is he a prodigy? Goodness sakes, no. I don't think so. He just loves to draw and paint. And I think he's quite good at it. In my opinion, everyone should have just one thing that he enjoys doing with all his heart. No doubt, Ben has found his. And God bless him!
Just for fun, here are a few random pieces from his comic book, Star Wars: The Elites.
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