As most of you know,
Dr. Seuss's birthday is March 2.
You can find Seuss-related activities everywhere,
there is definitely a Dr. Seuss cult following.
Most tend to focus on Seuss the Author
but what about Seuss the Illustrator?
Today, we've been inspired by
We didn't focus on creating works using the same pencils or paper as Theodor Geisel
(he liked to use pencils, pen, ink, and watercolors)
We mostly focused on how and what he drew
Look at any of his books,
you will notice lines around his characters showing movement.
Study the different lines, what do they imply?
Green Eggs and Ham has a lot of different motion lines.
|One super fast car|
Goofy characters (with just as goofy names) are created by combining parts from different creatures
|Behold, the Moggy! Part whale, part doggy.|
A variety of fantastical landscapes fill the pages,
some zany, yet structured cities...
some continuing on like mazes that appear to never end.
|A Seuss-ian maze|
After looking through many books and comparing and contrasting his illustrations
we came across the book,
I wanted to see if we could draw with our eyes shut
Miss C thought this was hilarious and absurd!
She kept trying to peek and would giggle when I caught her.
At first she was upset when she didn't pick the right colors or draw in the right spot,
when she realized that the crazy pictures she drew resembled Dr. Seuss's drawings the most,
she relaxed and had fun with drawing while her eyes were closed.
We had a wondrous Seuss-filled day!
"Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try!"
What is your favorite Dr. Seuss book?