Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Exploring Greek Myths through drawing

In my third grade class with Ms. Merrill we have been reading Greek mythology. I loved these stories so much I wanted to draw them. I asked my mom to take me to the library so we could check out more books on myths and Jason was very strong and clever.

This first drawing is of Jason leaping into action with the Argonauts rowing their mighty ship.

Phineas the blind man was tormented by Harpies who kept stealing his food. These strange creatures are part human and part bird.

The Argonauts used nets to capture the Harpies and in return Phineas told them how to find the golden fleece.

In this scene Jason and the Argonauts are traveling through a dangerous area with rocky cliffs to get to the golden fleece. That's Hera wife of Zeus carved out of wood on their ship to watch over them.

In Mrs. Lau's class we worked in groups to tell stories about Greek myths by drawing them on 3 by 5 cards. Then we had to fill out little pieces of paper about our classmate's storytelling. Here is what Evan wrote about my drawing of Zeus.

Thank you Evan for your question about how do you learn to draw.
Now I want to tell you the answer.
PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE and remember to have fun!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

I really like Mike

Can you believe it?
This is Mike who draws cartoons for Nickelodeon. He came to our school to talk with us and answer questions. He was really nice and we got to sit outside while he drew pictures and I kept telling all the other kids to get over here and take a look at him draw. Wow he can draw really well. You have to go see his blog and some of the great characters he made.
When you draw you have to put lots of personality into your figures and he knows how. I want to thank Mike for coming to see us and for making me this wonderful picture that I am putting in my room.

Here is his blog:

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Celebrating Halloween and Day of the Dead

I made this picture for a ghost story I just made up. Here it goes....

Once upon a time there was a ghost. He would always come to each and every house and say BOOOOOOOO! Then he saw a jack-o-lantern. One day a person was walking and then the ghost came to your house and then he came to our house, he came to everybody's house. The last house he came to didn't have anyone living there.

Suddenly, the door fell down and blue smoke came out. The ghost crawled inside the door and when he got inside he saw something covered up in a white cloth. He pulled the cloth and it fell down and a bunch of bats flew out of it.

The ghost got scared and turned around, then he ran out of the house and back into the forest as fast as he could. The bats chased him. They came to a playground and then there came a storm. The wind blew, leaves began to fall and all kinds of stuff fell. The swings began to move and the lights burned out, dead rats, mosquitos, scraps of paper, all of it came blowing through the air. The ghost ran back to the forest and went up a tree.


I have always liked to draw and tell stories. This picture of me was taken when I was five years old around Halloween. We went to a Day of the Dead Celebration and my mom and I drew pictures on the sidewalk about Grandad Jer. In Mexico people throw big parties on November 2nd and make altars and remember with candles, flowers and music the people they love.

Kids Growing Libraries

I made this poster for my third grade Peace Project. I had to come up with an idea to show other people what my project was all about. My idea is to grow a library for my school. Please check out the blog my family helped me make for this at: