Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Do the Angry Robot

Robots....doing The Robot.

"That's a pretty cool picture Buddy. Love the Robots."

"Thanks Dad, it's actually Angry Birds.  With Robots!"

"Do you mean Star Wars Angry Birds?  Because that robot on the right looks just like C3PO."

"Nah, it's just Angry Birds Robots.  Do you see the slingshots on their arms?"

"I do, I do.   You sure that's not C3PO?  Cause it really looks like him....doing some kind of dance."

"No silly, he's getting ready to fire at the pig!!"

"Is there music playing?  Because those robots are definitely bustin a move."

"And that Robot Pig has all kinds of chambers with real pigs inside too, Dad!"

"Well, that's definitely cool Bud."

"Thanks Dad."

Amazingly, in the few short months since Lukas has started kindergarten, his interest in drawing and making art has shot off, so to speak.  With his long standing penchant for building and Legos, and building with Legos, which occupied all his time to the exclusion of any sort of art, Mrs. LIAYF and I were pretty sure Lukas just didn't have any desire to exercise the right side of his brain.

Honestly, we were wondering if it would ever come.

The Space Shuttle - A Couple Months Earlier

So, this recent stretch where he has been hyper interested in drawing and making detailed scenes - mostly involving space, and mazes, and ships, and robots, has been really cool to watch.  Plus, with his subject matter he is actually using both sides of his brain, the detailed and the creative.  That's a Win Win.

And, as Mrs. LIAYF in all her brutal honesty, let me know as we were admiring this latest masterpiece from our 5 year old boy, "He's already better than you."

Sadly, I had to agree.  But I can draw a pretty mean stick-man.

As for Lukas though, if I could only convince him that other robot was indeed C3PO and to draw in an Artoo Unit next time too, I think we'd ALL be golden.


Christopher (@twistedxtian) said...

:) That's pretty awesome! It's amazing to see the progress and how quickly their little brains change.

BE @ BEaLittleWeird said...

My son enjoys building with Legos more than he does drawing, but he recently started building independently, meaning w/o using instructions. Building things from memory or inventing new things, which I consider a step in the right direction as far as his imagination is concerned. Also, he got really interested in Minecraft, which I think helped a lot with his imagination.

ericdbolton said...

Excellent. 3PO is fluent in 6 billion languages. Including freestyle

James (SeattleDad) said...

@Christopher I know, it happens so fast. But it is pretty cool to see.

@Be - That's a great point as far as imagination goes. Lukas has been inventing lego creations since he was little, some pretty elaborate. So, I can't really say he wasn't using the right side of his brain. We are not yet familiar with minecraft though. I might have to check it out.

@Eric - And he can dance the robot pretty well too!

Nagzilla said...

Once he said the pig had chambers with other pigs in them, I totally see it. I thought the pig was wearing some elaborate sweater, but that's an amazing mega pig. Like when the Transformers pieced together to make a bigger Transformer. Pretty epic.

James (SeattleDad) said...

@Nagzilla - Thanks for the comment! Yeah it was pretty cool. He is really into making elaborate scenes filled with small details.