The Multiple Approaches of the Diversified Era
Toddlers first only know to doodle, but with age, the shapes they draw become more and more concrete and complete. The natural development of creativity in children makes us excited for them. But often children have a bad habit of drawing a shape and coloring it in. However, they lose control over the color; this limits their creativity. We could suggest a different way to children: first use color, then draw the shape. There is no need for this drafting method. Altering this can help end the child's dependence on outlines.
Drawing is not necessarily limited to using a pen to "draw". Modern art master Henri Matisse’s method of using scissors to "draw" by cutting and pasting is very fascinating. First, color the paper, cut out the shape, and finally make the composition arrangements. The painter did not first draw out the shape on the color paper, but simply cut out the shape and color in one go. The brush was only used for coloring, but alas it was not as important as the scissors.
Children can also draw in the same way. The cutting and pasting technique does not necessarily require scissors; the hand is also a very good tool for creating shapes. Make good use of your hands to tear shapes, breaking the rules of hand-drawing; it is often better than hand-drawing, which tends to be rigid. In nature, find random and irregular blocks of color that can be big or small; scattered arrangement of petals can be torn into strips of stamens or stems and laid on a sheet of paper with thick and thin lines. Although the themes of the sky, background, and flower are contrasting colors, children will know how to calm each one: mix them with elegant gray tones. They can use gray to confront and unify visual contrasts.