Make sure you have your materials ready!
The focus of DDS is drawing using real physical media as opposed to on a digital screen. You can use any material you like such crayons, coloured pencils or paint. As long as you have paper and some colors to choose from, you are ready to go! Choose what you want to draw and start following the lesson video.
Start with the basics
For children just learning to draw start with Level 1. It contains the simplest lessons such as basic shapes and symbols, and is designed primarily for ages 3 - 4. Once they feel comfortable move on to Level 2 which is for ages 5 - 6. Pause or rewind the video if it moves too fast.We will soon be adding lessons to Level 3 for kids aged 7 - 8.
Always be positive and encouraging of your child's efforts. Sometimes children can be their own toughest critics. If they become frustrated that their drawing does not match up with what they see, accept the child's own assessment of their work and suggest that they try it again. If it seems too difficult, try a different lesson and come back to it at another time. Sometimes they might have to try a lesson several times before they understand it. Once they see the progress they will be motivated to keep drawing!