Saturday morning N came down and played legos in his pjs for a long time. Later his dad and sister and he and I went to a science museum together. The drawing on the right is of a building that N made in a skyscraper exhibit activity. This was shortly before the building was knocked down with great glee by another child.
Monday N and I went back into the city for another go at the Museum of Natural History, which I believe he considers to be a large gift shop with interesting exhibits tacked on. On the train I drew a pile of luggage that the woman sitting across from us was dealing with. At the right, a quick beginning sketch of some dinosaur bones, made in the few minutes while N was playing with a computer at the corner of the cabinet of bones.
A true motion study-- N on the train, the train shaking and shuddering, N adding to the drawing on the left (of him drinking a smoothie) while I drew. On the right a drawing that we did together of an ostrich nest diorama. We didn't see many things, but we saw very well the things we did see.
This is my favorite drawing of the whole week. Nate started drawing on the train going home, a chimney of some kind. Then he began spinning out a story and acting it out with his pen and a yellow pencil as he drew and narrated. When he finished, he gave the book back to me and I drew his profile on the other side of the page. I like how his drawing seems to come out of his head.