What should my kid draw in an art competition??

@Emvy548 (387)
India
July 11, 2012 6:57am CST
My 11-year-old son is having an art competition which will last one hour. In that one hour he has to draw on the theme "Keep Your City Clean" I looked through some pictures in Google but they are all very complicated to draw for a child. Others are too plain and boring :-(. Any suggestions on a simple but interesting drawing that a kid can finish in under one hour?
4 responses
• Canada
11 Jul 12
Hmm maybe a picture of a city park and a waste basket? Afew tree's, a bench, lots of green grass, the sun shineing in the back, birds in the sky... A nice clean park on a sunny day...
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@Emvy548 (387)
• India
11 Jul 12
Hi StrawberryShortcake1 - You have painted a nice picture through words! That is a nice idea indeed. How about someone in the picture putting something away into the trash can, in addition to what you've mentioned above?
• Canada
11 Jul 12
Yes that would be nice too! :-D
@sasalove (1709)
• China
12 Jul 12
Hi Emvy, When I see your words, I think that it is you to have this art competition. I think the kids's imagination is huge, and I don't think you need to worry about that. In my opinion, you can just tell him the concept of the clean city, saying if he can put the garbage into the right place, or if he can obey the traffic light daily, the birds might be pleased to come to our city, the trees might be smiling at him when he walked along the roadside. You could give him some guidance, but not limited to some occasion or picture to him. You know, the vision of the kid's world is different. They may have different image in their little mind.I also collect some image drawn by the kids, they are so beautiful and I don't think adult could make such an art.
@sasalove (1709)
• China
12 Jul 12
Hi Emvy, It is so hard for a mom. My mind is so limited on this. I may think of one scene, an person throws a banana skin on the floor, and the one follows her slipped while stepping on it and the sun with face is wrinkling and birds on the roadside trees are yelling and even ants are walking way to avoid this.
@Emvy548 (387)
• India
12 Jul 12
Hi sasalove - If he was a few years younger that would have worked with him...lol. But kids in the information age are hooked to computers and what they want is instant gratification. Well, my son wants a readymade picture with a theme of "keep your city clean" on the internet. The idea is to imprint the picture in his mind, go to the art competition and then "download" it form his mind!
@dorannmwin (36392)
• United States
13 Jul 12
The first thing that I think of is to split the paper in half. On half of the paper draw a picture of what the city looks like dirty with people that don't seem to be happy, litter, pollution, stink, etc. On the other half of the paper he can draw a picture of the city that is clean with green area, happy people and healthy people. There is a mural that is kind of like this on our health department about smoking and it really does send out an effective message.
@Shavkat (137177)
• Philippines
21 Jul 12
It is just simply trace the art. How? Put the bond paper on top of the picture and trace the object or art, he / she wants to copy.