Mine go through stages where they draw a lot of the same things over and over, especially the 4 year old. It was zombie stick figures and sword guys fighting them for a while, now it's a little house on the left, with dirt underneath and sky overhead, with a door, windows, yellow light on inside, and a smoking chimney. Do yours do this repetitive drawing thing? What are their favorite pictures to make?
My 7.5 year old son draws missils, weapons, aliens, fight scenes....
My 5 year old daughter draws rainbows, people holding hands, me, her, flowers, the earth, hearts....
Joyful mama of 3.
I've noticed the same thing! I guess when you find something you like drawing, that you think actually looks like what you wanted it to, you just stick with it. You learn how to enhance it, or just change it a little, but still get the desired picture. I usually ask my kid to add more things to it or change up the colors, but I don't mind getting different versions of the same scene
Repetitive drawing is pretty common. We had YEARS of pirates and now we have YEARS of comic books for ages 3-6. My younger daughter mostly draws castles but recently started to draw more people. People are harder and she has only been willing to do them as her drawing skills have improved.
This is very common, and both my partner and I remember doing it as kids. Our son doesn't, usually; he has a lot of variety in his drawings.
My favorite of his recent creations is a person ringing a doorbell with a word bubble saying, "I'm here about the room for rent--Oh! Do you have a cat?" and the house has cats looking out of every window, a cat walking on the roof, cats peeking out of the shrubbery...and the person answering the door, though fully dressed and with long hair, has pointed ears sticking out of the hair and a cat mouth, if you look closely.
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