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vhere
06-18-2015, 01:01 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-Jun-2015/53888-charlie_building_tower_with_text.jpg

I decided to do a book for my grandson's 3rd birthday. He's mad on numbers and reading. he can read quite a bit already - I think it first started with childrens tv and then the ipad and of course we helped him as he was so interested.

I thought I'd do a book about him and what he does and make it easily readable.

So - first one is him building a tower of blocks on top of a child's desk chair balanced on top of a pouffe - and then everything tumbling :)

and I used it on the cover

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-Jun-2015/53888-charlie_book_age_3_cover.jpg

Next was him 'helping' in the garden


http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-Jun-2015/53888-charlie_and_leaves_sketch_ipad.jpg

and numbers

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-Jun-2015/53888-charlie_numbers_page_book_agew3.jpg

I may re-do this one with hand drawn things around

I'm using Publisher to combine the drawings and text and the sketches are done on the ipad

vhere
06-18-2015, 01:03 PM
He recognised himself instantly when I showed him that first drawing which has to be good!

DrDebby
06-18-2015, 02:04 PM
Brilliant. What a great gift for the little guy.

Joan T
06-18-2015, 07:59 PM
Wonderful book sketches!!! How did he get to be 3 already? Time flies. He's so cute.

maryinasia
06-18-2015, 08:23 PM
love it!

jacquip
06-19-2015, 03:50 AM
Great sketches What an amazing idea and gift for him to treasure

vhere
06-20-2015, 10:50 AM
Thanks :)

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Jun-2015/53888-image.jpg

An illustration about him liking to draw .... Text to be worked out

DrDebby
06-20-2015, 03:22 PM
Taking after grandma. :D

vhere
06-20-2015, 04:01 PM
It's funny, he loves to scribble, name the colours and can read the names of the colours without help .... But though he can trace fairly accurately around shapes he just won't draw them himself. At that age his mum drew well (my daughter). Though she didn't read until a bit older. He's so blasť when he reads words with this little 'so easy' cheeky look sometimes! He's 3 next week.

vhere
06-21-2015, 06:24 AM
I've decided to draw the illustrations for the counting page as I don't like the hard ones I did in Publisher. Still to be done

I've added to the text on some pages and done some new ones

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Jun-2015/53888-charlie_book_drawing_page.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Jun-2015/53888-charlie_book_lucy_draw.jpg


http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Jun-2015/53888-charlie_book_sam_dino_page.jpg

onwards ..............

laudesan
06-21-2015, 08:14 AM
What a super idea. This is something he will have forever too.

vhere
06-21-2015, 08:19 AM
:). I've done several for Sam and Lucy over the years. (Ages 8 and 4) so thought I must do one especially for Charlie.

laudesan
06-21-2015, 08:38 AM
Good for you. I never thought of doing that for mine, pity, now they are 13 and 17 :D

DrDebby
06-21-2015, 03:56 PM
Cute pages. I remember you doing books for the other grandchildren.

Joan T
06-21-2015, 07:15 PM
I love the illustrations and am so impressed that he can read already! This is such a treasure to make for him.

zebby
06-24-2015, 01:22 AM
These are so cool - good for you to do this for Charlie. When I first started having grandkids - i started blogs for them - now I'm up to nine kids - first blog was started back in 2006. I always wanted to do sketches of them but only did a few here and there. I love that u are doing this!

chammi kaiser
07-07-2015, 11:50 AM
I have just had a look at these and so enjoyed them Vivien . What a wonderful idea to do something like this for your little grandson.

vhere
07-07-2015, 04:29 PM
Thank you all :)

I need to get on with it but have been tied up with other stuff. Have to get some pastels done and framed for an exhibition but will get back to this.

Welcome Chammi :). Do post your work in this forum as well?

friesin
07-12-2015, 11:50 AM
Wonderful idea! He will treasure this book all his life and especially will enjoy it when he is older.

Would you mind if I was going to "grab" your idea for my own litlle grandson? :D

vhere
07-12-2015, 12:48 PM
Go for it!

eyepaint
07-16-2015, 04:31 PM
What a lucky boy to have a gran like you!!! Love that he recognized himself :)