My daughter is a budding little artist and I mentioned that she draws much better than I did at her age. (She'll be nine at the end of this month.) At her age, I was into drawing patterns with a compass and ruler.
I learned about using the compass for circles in art class and got hooked on different design patterns. I would create different color schemes and color them in with colored pencils and crayons. I did this quick compass drawing to give her an example.
I decided to use gel pens to make the colors pop but after I finished I wish I used colored pencils for a softer look.