Parents should encourage children to pursue their dream career. If your toddler loves drawing, help him sharpen his skills so that he can be a successful artist someday. Graphic design is a promising career that not only gives freedom to express creativity, but also opens an avenue to earn money.
Encourage your child to:
Start with Sketching and Coloring- Every expert graphic designer makes sketches before starting the final work. Tell your children to sketch the things they like and then color those sketches. This way, they will be able to learn color matching.
Trace- This exercise may not increase your kid’s designing knowledge, but tracing needs patience and attention. he handles large and complicated projects in future, this training will help him inspect everything minutely.
Design as they Like- Designing should be fun and interesting. Show some samples ofbook/magazine cover and CD designs and tell your son/daughter to draw some of their own. Examples will give a clear idea and encourage your child to create something unique. Additionally, buy some white t-shirts and let them do anything they wish to. Whether they draw a scenery or a cartoon, just make sure that they are enjoying everything.
Youngsters love cartoon characters. You can also ask your son/daughter to draw a sketch of Tintin or Mickey Mouse. Logos are also very interesting elements; tell him to draw the logo of his favorite chocolate or toy brand.
Improve Old Designs- This exercise will help them learn how teams work and why opinions matter. Show them some logo design and web design blunders. Let them identify the mistakes, discuss and rectify those mistakes.
Here are some of the things you can do to increase your child’s knowledge and skills:
1. Buy Art Materials- so that he can draw anything he wishes to. You should buy crayons, pencils, eraser, art paper and most importantly, a drawing board. Create a routine, so that he can utilize the free time to practice sketching.
2. Buy Graphic Design Software- Most kids these days know how to use a computer. Let him try his hands at Photoshop and Illustrator at an early age. A 5-6 year old may not be able to use all the tools and features, but he will have the basic idea how digital art works.
3. Install a Designing Game- Buy and install a game in your children’s PC and let them enjoy the free time by creating art. Some kids may not like conventional drawing techniques, but only a few say no to a game.
Besides the aforementioned techniques, you can also tell your young son/daughter to read graphic design blogs. If they read informative articles, gradually they will learn how designing software work and the latest designing trends.