One of the elements we are currently adding to our pages as part of my new course Sketchbook Design is “Maps, Diagrams and Charts” and I add a particular chart in mind…
My 7 year old nephew is really into the Periodic Table at the moment, so I thought it would be fun to draw it and surprise him! However, on Saturday, at a family picnic, at one point when we were discussing some elements (of the Periodic Table not my Sketchbook Design course!) he said “Aunty Liz, can you draw the Periodic Table?”
And so on Monday I sat down to do it. I can’t remember much from my Chemistry lessons in High School so it was really cool to spend an hour learning about something ‘new’. I found some simple explanations for children on YouTube and was listening to them while I worked on my own version. On the topic of YouTube, my nephew can sing the entire Periodic Table song by heart. Unbelievable!
In terms of drawing this table – it’s a little rough, but suits the overall feel of my sketchbook pages. 🙂
I would have liked it to be a little bigger and to have used a fine nib for the element number so that I could have fitted in the names… but maybe that would not have been enough to fit ‘Darmstadtium’ in one of the cells. I should have also cleaned my palette! Maybe next time I use a large (A4) landscape sketchbook I will do another version and include all the names!
I’m looking forward to having more serious conversations with my nephew now… and I’m really happy to have this page in my sketchbook. It’s super fun to have a record of his latest craze.
BTW I sketched a few pieces of the Periodic Table Jigsaw puzzle that he got for his birthday in September but drawing the whole table is more special!
So, I would love to hear from my readers…
Do you like the Periodic Table as well? why? Do you have a favourite element?
I would love to get some responses to share with my nephew – so thanks in advance!