Drawing like Leonardo

We love drawing and our mum told us that there was going to be an exhibition coming to Bristol of drawings by someone called Leonardo da Vinci. We really wanted to go and see it but before we went we decided to find out a bit about Leonardo. Luckily we found a book in the house which had lots of his drawings in it so we had a look.

Looking at the Leonardo book

Looking at the Leonardo book

We loved looking at the book. Leonardo was interested in everything! We really loved his drawings of animals and we found this funny cat:

The funny cat!

The funny cat!

He was also really interested in maths and science and did lots of drawings about this too. Here are some Venn diagrams. We found out all about those too but we’ll tell you about that another day.

Venn diagrams

Venn diagrams

Then we decided we wanted to do some drawing like Leonardo. He drew all the tiny details in everything so we went out into the garden to find some things to draw.

Frieda drew some chives:

Chives

Chives

Olive drew some lovely flowers with swirling leaves:

Flowers and swirling leaves

Flowers and swirling leaves

We didn’t want to stop drawing and next Olive drew some rocks and stones in the garden:

Rocks and stones

Rocks and stones

Frieda drew some more flowers and leaves:

Flowers and leaves

Flowers and leaves

A few weeks later we went to see the Leonardo exhibition. It was at the Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery. It was brilliant. We saw drawings of landscapes, buildings, horses, people, weapons and skeletons. We weren’t allowed to take photos but you can see some of the things we saw here.