Enjoy Simple English 2021/4/12 (月) Coloring Book
Oh, Nishikawa-san, what a fantastic blue sky! Your clouds look so real. Yamada-san, your leaves look great!
Saki-chan! Look at my drawing next!
Nakagawa-san, please call me Suzuki Sensei during this drawing class!
Oops! Sorry, but I have always called you Saki-chan! Suzuki Sensei, could you look at my drawing?
Of course. Let’s see. Umm… No.
Huh? What do you mean, no? What’s wrong?
I told you before. Your pencil lines are too thick and dark. When you are painting with watercolors, you don’t want anyone to see the pencil lines you drew first.
Oh, I didn’t know that.
Argh! I told you many times, you know. Your work doesn’t look like a sketch for watercolors. It’s like a coloring book.
A coloring book?
Start again. Take out a new piece of paper.
Okay, okay … But it makes me remember.
Don’t you remember the coloring books, Saki-chan? You were already an artist back then!
Don’t call me Saki-chan!
You had more than 100 color pencils.
Oh, that. Well, my parents were professional illustrators, so they always gave me good quality tools.
No one else could use them like you, Saki-chan.
I used to take your coloring book home and tried to copy your pictures. But I could never do it. I was a bad artist.
You weren’t that bad. And it was only a coloring book.
You know, I was surprised to hear you were starting a drawing class last month! And I was happy you invited me.
Then can you try harder? People are going to think I’m a bad teacher if they look at your drawings. You’ve been here for a month now. You can do better!
I’m trying. Can you show me how to do it?
Okay, watch closely.
Yes, Suzuki Sensei!
Your pencil sketches are the problem. First, hold your pencil like a knife, not a pen. That way your lines won’t become too dark. Remember, you are drawing, not writing your name.
Next, when you use your watercolor paints, mix them with water really well. Then start painting with a light color and add more paint until you get the color you want.
Wow, it looks really nice!
Of course, it looks nice. I’m a great teacher! Now, you try.
All right. I hold my pencil like a knife, draw lightly.
Okay, everyone. That’s it for today! I’ll see you all next week!
Saki-chan… no, Suzuki Sensei! What do you think about my drawing now?
Yes, you had better find a new hobby.