Every parent knows how difficult it can be for children to deal with school during the first few years, especially if your child is shy. And it is even more challenging to help your children overcome shyness when you cannot be there at school with them.
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One ingenious father in California, USA, however, has found a way to help his son break the ice at school. Dominick has spent the last 4 years drawing on his son’s brown paper lunch bags, decorating more than 550 bags so far.
The creative parent noticed his son’s shyness when meeting new students during extra-curricular classes and summer activities. That is when the idea of art on lunch bags was born.
Using paints, markers, and/or colored pencils, each piece takes him up to an hour to complete. Dominick draws everything and anything, from superheroes, to animals, to sports figures, to even real-life figures, depending on what was being taught in school that week or on current events.
“I started doing these art pieces on his brown bagged lunches to help break the ice, and get conversations going. It worked! Kids would come up to him and ask him about the artwork, and if the lunch art was some superhero, they’d have a conversation about the newest Marvel movie. Or if it was an animal, they’d start talking about what animals were the coolest or roughest.”
Day 1: "Three Bean Thriller" ...The foulest stench is in the air The Funk of 40,000 years And grizzly ghouls from every tomb Are closing in to seal your doom... It's October so that means the start of #Inktober and #Drawlloween. 31 consecutive days of art goodness all on Lunch bags. Let year 3 begin (or is it year 4?). Might as well start off with a Thriller! #LunchBagArt #MichaelJackson #Thriller #Zombie #inktober2017 #Drawlloween2017 #brownbagart #Lunchtober
“Boy Scout” Never thought I’d see the 1000th issue of a title, but after 80 years of Action Comics and the debut of Superman, here we are! Seemed appropriate that I’d do a quick sketch of the man in blue on the brown paper bag I picked the issue up in. #ComicBagArt #Superman #DCcomics #drawing #sketch #art #NCBD #comics #marvel #Newcomicbookday #Actioncomics #actioncomics1000 #houseofsecrets
To see some of Dominick’s fantastic hand-drawn creations, check out his Instagram page: www.instagram.com/domnx_art/