My son does a reasonable amount of painting, drawing etc. although his main love is sport.
However everything he produces is abstract. It's always patches of different colour. His technique has changed over the past couple of years, so each work looks unique and is not necessarily rushed. However most of his class mates / peer group (he is in child care) who are the same age can draw houses and birds and trees etc.
My son has only ever on one occasion painted a picture, which was of me, that wasn't abstract. And it was as good as his class mates.
Also if you ask him to explain his art he has a consistent story with each one. So if it's a dinosaur eating cucumbers, if you ask him in 3 months time it's still a dinosaur eating cucumbers.
I've never told him his style is wrong or that he should be like other kids. But I am concerned that he may be missing out on developing hand writing skills.
Is this just an example of uniqueness or should I be encouraging my son to draw more concrete things like birds and houses? This would mean having to spend extra time to make him do it as he would rather be outside kicking a ball.