drawings, but he continues to draw nearly every day. Whenever we go somewhere, he brings his drawing bag and sketchbook; it's his favorite way of amusing himself when the adult conversation gets tedious or the restaurant food takes too long to arrive. He almost exclusively draws the trains and buildings of his elaborate imaginary world, and his drawings have become very detailed and miniscule. He enjoyed taking several art classes over the past two years where he got to explore other media, but he didn't get any instruction in the two aspects of drawing in which he most wants to improve: perspective and the human figure. I'm in the process of arranging a few private drawing lessons to this end.
From the beginning, one of the reasons we didn't send N. to conventional school was to preserve for him the daily time to draw that was clearly so important to him. I'm sure somehow he'd find time to draw if he weren't homeschooled, but I'm glad that this activity that matters so much to him gets pride of place in his day.