I gave my son, who I call “Field” online, my old iPhone. His favorite “game” on it is Brushes, an iOS touch-drawing app we both like. Yesterday, he asked if I thought my friends on the internet (boy does that dude have my number) would like to see them. So, I’ve started a new Tumblr for his art.
I’m his dad, and obviously, and as an artist, I’d like the very fact that he enjoys drawing so much even if I didn’t find his pieces interesting. But I really do. He favors symmetrical patterns and abstract simplifications of pop culture artifacts he likes, and he often chooses to work in black, red, and pink (the last being his favorite color). I find this preoccupation fascinating and curious. I share his attraction to symmetry and order, but it manifests in how I arrange objects in real life more than in my art. Unless you count my instincts for, but complete lack of understanding of, the rules of composition. Maybe this instinct is what I’m seeing in Field’s art.
Anyway, I imagine only friends and family will follow, but here’s the link if you’re interested in checking out Field’s art. You can also request a piece inspired by a character or idea, and I’ll ask him if he wants to take a swing at it.