Woodland Creatures Easy Step by Step Drawing Tutorial for Kids

by Amber on January 11th, 2016

In this episode, Brady shows how to draw Woodland Creatures, step by step. He reviews and models the drawing foundations he explained in the Help for Parents tutorial and builds on them to make fun and imaginative characters perfect for forest frolicking. Your kids will be ready to illustrate their winter story in no time!

So get the kiddos some paper, a pencil, and an eraser. And spend the next 22 minutes doing something for YOU while the kids learn to draw Woodland Creatures.

(Watch here or see it full-size on our Vimeo Channel.)

Looking for more creativity and imagination for your kids? Check out our original book, Serious Starters. Its full-spread world-starters get kids started on their own stories, and there are prompts in the back of the book for writing, creating, building, and more! Available at our shop and on Amazon.

How to Draw Monsters (for Kids) :: A Video Tutorial

by Amber on October 13th, 2015

In this episode, Brady explains how to draw FUN monsters, with special instructions about drawing eyes and making character design choices for their monsters of choice.

So get your kiddos some paper, a pencil, and an eraser. And spend the next 13 minutes doing something for YOU while the kids have a few laughs and learn to draw monsters.

(Want more of his crazy imagination for your kiddos?
Check out our new imagination drawing book, now on Kickstarter!)

Draw With Me Reveal!

by Amber on October 2nd, 2015

We’re to the end of our first week of #SCDrawWithMe, our community project where we take three things and mix them up in an image of some sort.

To everyone who participated, thanks for joining the fun! If you missed it, jump in next week by:

+ finding the three words (they’ll be posted on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter),
+ mixing them up in your own picture, and
+ sharing your image with the hashtag #SCDrawWithMe

Usually this project will be solely on Social Media, but we’re posting it on the blog this week to give an example of how it will work.

As a reminder, this week’s items were “flying,” “box,” and “dragon.”

Here’s a time-lapse video of Brady’s offering:

Want to join us next week? Want the kids to join us next week? Join us on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter so you won’t miss it!

(We’re also in the middle of a Kickstarter for our new Imagination Art Book “Serious Starters”! If you haven’t seen it yet, check it out!)

Draw With Me :: A New Community Drawing Project!

by Amber on September 29th, 2015

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Our new community drawing project is for all ages and is a quick way to share a little imagination and whimsy. We’ll do one each week for the next few weeks and then use your feedback to plan its future. Ready?

Here’s how it works.

  1. We’ll provide three words/elements/things.
  2. You (or your kids, or your very clever hamster) draw an picture combining all three.

(Drawings can be as simple or elaborate as you like. If you need help getting started, watch Brady’s drawing tutorial for ideas.)

Then, share the image at your preferred locale:

+ on Instagram, use #SCdrawwithme and tag @seriouscreatures
+ on Facebook, use #SCdrawwithme and tag @seriouscreatures
+ or Twitter, use #SCdrawwithme and tag @seriouscre

Post anytime during the week; Brady will be watching the feed and will comment as often as he can. (Please note: we can only see your drawings if your feed is public.)

On Friday, Brady will share his own contribution and when possible, post a video of it coming together.

(Don’t forget to peruse other’s drawings and share words of encouragement! We’re always more fun together.)

And as always, send us your thoughts and suggestions. We’d love to make this as fun as possible for everyone!

This week’s items to incorporate are:

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Help Your Kids Draw :: a Video Tutorial

by Amber on September 26th, 2015

Help Kids Draw Tutorial

With the Kickstarter up and running (hooray!), we’ve been busy planning videos, giveaways, and other fun stuff to keep the party going throughout the project. If you’re enjoying the shenanigans, please participate and share! We’d love to keep it going if we know you find them helpful.

If you’ve ever found yourself in a situation like the following, this video is for you.

“MOMMMMMM!!! I need you to draw a bird! Right here, right here. Draw a bird.

(Never mind that you were rinsing yesterday’s lunch dishes with your first spare moment in 24 hours.)

You go over to help, but really? You can’t draw a bird. And you were kind of hoping that drawing could be an independent activity so you get a few things done before everyone comes home for the day! (Actually, that last bit is part of why we created Serious Starters in the first place, so you might want to check that out, too. But I digress.)

Here’s the deal. Kids like to draw. But they get discouraged when they can’t make what’s on the paper look like its supposed to. So they want YOU to make it look right. The problem is, if you’re like me (Amber here, by the way), you don’t know how either. So you’re stuck. You can’t help them, and eventually an activity that could have kept them busy and imagining and off in their own little world needs your constant attention. Or worse, they quit all together because they feel like they can’t do it.

Today’s video tutorial will help with all these things.

In it, Brady first shows how to draw stuff. Anything, really. But he also explains how you can pass this along to your kids, so that after a while, they can do it by themselves and not require your constant attention.

Have questions? Please ask in the comments! You’re definitely not the only one wondering.