LeRoy Neiman's lion
Mr. Neiman has a series of big cats that uses very exciting, bold and abstract colors.
We are using his pictures to draw a lion's face using basic shapes and lines.
We are then using exciting, bold and abstract colors to use lines that radiate away from the face to the outer edges of the paper.
The exapmles above are created by Olivia (9), Madelynn (3),
Maisy (8) and me (age secret)
Zarla's kinder class
Begin the Face
Using basic lines and shapes.
1. Draw a black heart in the middle of the paper
2. Draw 2 lines going up from the heart
3. Draw 2 ovals, circles or football shapes going out from the top of the lines
4. Draw 2 small black dots in the eyes
5. Draw 2 line above the eyes for brow
6. Draw 2 curved lines coming out from the bottom of the heart
7. Use a white to draw a hard dot in the eye. (this is a reflection)
8. In the eye use orange, yellow or green construction paper crayons to make the lion's eye colored.
BLending looks good
9. Add white whiskers, lip and chin hair to make the lion's face texture.
10. Begin using the bright and exiting colors on the mane around the face. Do not get the mane in the face. Keep the lines going from center point and out to the corners (like clock hands).
Ages 3, 8 & 9 (above)
This lesson could be done from kinder to 4th.
I kept the range from pre-k to 4th grade at home and all remained interested and understood.