Sunday, June 12, 2011

Da(hlia) Vinci

Dahlia's come a long way since I first introduced the Fab Four to crayons. For her, meaningless scribbles are a thing of the past, and when she puts crayon to paper (or, as is more often the case, magnetic pen to Magnadoodle), not only does she have a plan, but she also possesses the skills to execute that plan.

We first noticed her emerging talent back in April, when I found her drawing what appeared to be a bunch of balloons (note the real balloon in front of her). Based on her subsequent subjects of choice, however, I soon came to suspect that she was actually trying to depict our family:


Over the past couple of months, Dahlia has been working hard at refining her portraiture technique. First I observed her experimenting with adding hair, and more recently I noticed that she was getting better at placing facial features, such as eyes and mouth:


Not bad for a 2-year-old, huh? Still, her previous essais are nothing compared to her latest masterpiece. Yesterday, she wowed us with this picture, which she claimed was a self-portrait:


It's hard to say who was prouder, her mommy and daddy—or the artist, herself!


I'm not saying she's going to paint the Mona Lisa anytime soon, but ... maybe someday?

9 comments:

jen cox said...

That's awesome!

Stacy said...

I work with Children and that is amazing for a 2 year old! Some 4 yr olds can't draw people that well! You have a very smart girl on your hands there!!!

Beth said...

that is amazing! I am really impressed. None of mine draw people very well yet. Their 'family portraits' are mostly just seven oblong objects. That is some serious artistic talent!

Jackie said...

Pretty impressive stuff for 2! You really may have a budding artist on your hands!

Jodi said...

WOW! That is really amazing!

Julie said...

Igualita a su mami! Que divina!

BreezieGirl said...

Great job Dahlia! Definite talent there!

A New Beginning said...

Holy cow that is good! My child will turn 3 next week and isn't even close to a stick figure yet.

Jewel said...

Muy impresionante!!

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