Eyebrows are everything
I'm a writer who also loves to draw. I'm not great a drawing, but I like to practice, and I'm getting better. For the last few days, I've been learning how to use Adobe Illustrator--it's fun! So, I thought I would share with you my first Illustrator drawing effort (it's pretty basic!) along with a little activity.
Have you ever noticed how it's our eyebrows that show how we are feeling? You might think it's whether or not someone is smiling--but really, it's eyebrows! In How to Give Your Cat a Bath, I love it when the little girl gets really mad and ends up with a unibrow. You can see that picture on the page in this website about author visits.
In this picture I've drawn, the faces are all the same and only the eyebrows are different. Can you believe it? Check out those different emotions!
You can print out a pdf of the faces and draw some eyebrows of your own--what kinds of feelings do your eyebrows show?
Here's a story prompt: choose one of your faces--how is this character feeling? Why are they feeling that way? What happened right before they made that face? What will they do next?
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Photo courtesy of Anne Zbitnew.
I'm a writer for children and adults from Hamilton, Ontario.