Matthias is very passionate about art. He’s 8 years old and spends at least a couple hours a day drawing, planning, researching and thinking about art. Of course, I love that my son is creative. I try to nurture that as much as possible by keeping supplies around and signing him up for art classes when possible. Today I’m sharing an interview with Matthias and getting his perspective on art and being a creative person.
LL: How long have you been an artist?
Matthias: I’d say ever since I was one year old.
LL: What are your favorite things to draw and paint?
Matthias: Oh, um, that depends. It depends on what I’m interested in–it could be power rangers or made up superheros. It really depends on what I’m interested in. Last Sunday I did an absolutely good job on a power ranger painting.
LL: Do you ever feel like you might run out of ideas? And if so, how do you get inspired?
Matthias: I don’t know but I think I still have a lot of good ideas. I get inspired from TV shows or a really cool toy or whatever. It comes from something else or my brain.
LL: What kind of art would you like to do when you grow up?
Matthias: I’d draw pictures and sell them for a few bucks. I can draw animals or superheros. I could paint paintings or illustrate books but I still need to learn a little about both of those things.
LL: What is the hardest part of being an artist?
Matthias: It might be that sometimes I have an idea and I have to think about if it’s appropriate. Once you make a decision, you just have to go for it. When you get older, you have to learn how to draw all parts of the body. The hardest part of the body to draw is the neck.
LL: Is there anything you really want to learn?
Matthias: Hmm, I want to learn how to make books. I would sell them for $5, $10 or $15 dollars.
LL: Any ideas on how art can make the world a better place?
Matthias: I could teach kids art and get more people interested in art.
LL: What else do you want people to know about you?
Matthias: I want people to know that I am really active and that sometimes I take my time on drawing a knight or king. When I read I get more ideas.