Ian Drew This.

Ian is a first-grader I draw with at the afterschool center. He's always had a distinctive style, and he tends to draw these fantastic creatures at the center of the paper with all sorts of things radiating out from them. I am told this guy has tentacles (after I erroneously called them arms).

I love all the different kinds of lines he's making - as I've said before, drawing is recorded motion, and here you can practially see him moving the pen around. He was just working with a felt pen, and he got all those kinds of marks.

It's cool to watch as he gets older, because his basic visual language is getting more and more parts to it.

Isn't it great?