My 9 year old is quite good at drawing. She already draws waaaayy better than I do – my skills and interests have always leaned toward the technical more than the artistic.
Right now she is torn between being a graphic novelist or in law enforcement when she grows up. She thinks being a crime scene investigator would be cool although I don’t think she realized how gruesome that could be. She has never seen CSI or any sort of crime scene programming so I’m not sure how she developed that interest. She loves Nancy Drew and mysteries so I would think she would prefer being a detective.
Anyway, if it were up to me, I would say be a graphic novelist – she could always write mysteries that include crime scenes ;-)
A couple of days ago she drew a self portrait. The eyes are the wrong color but otherwise, I think she did a great job.
Here’s the self portrait.
And here’s an actual photo of her.
I’m a little jealous of her drawing skills but I also like that the two of us are good at different things. We do, however, both love to read.