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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

The Great Wave

Original Painting by Hokusai 
Cute kid friendly video about the life and paintings of Hokusai

Get it Drawn

Warm sky
(Red, orange, yellow & pink)
Here I used tempera cakes

Cool Water
(Green, blue & Violet)
Here I used watercolor crayons coloring in the direction of the wave. 

Finish With Water

Great Lesson here from Deep Space Sparkle
another spot for seeing this lesson

Monday, April 25, 2016

Colorful Chameleon

Books about these colorful creatures. 

Final step by Step

Sketch light first 

Step by step
Key: use a pencil lightly first!!
 I used a light colored marker to represent sketch mode. 
1. Big 1/2 circle "taco" @ top 

2. Beanie Hat (head) on 
Taco (body)

3. Eye and mouth on "beanie" 

4. Peek a Boo back eye

5. Spiral tail

6. Legs ( like a forward & backward 7)
7. Draw in tree limb. 2 horizontal & parallel lines. Top like should touch bottom of "7" leg. 

8. Foot 
The are like 2 big "C"s for foot and 2 little "c"s for toes. 

9. Back legs & toes
Final Step...
Use a marker now to put in creative details! 

Adding color ------
Can use tempera cakes. 
Arrange paints in color order
Paint chameleon in rainbow order. 
If rainbow end before done, make a rainbow pattern. 
Or you can use Watercolor Crayons
Are does not have to be fully filled in. 
Leave white room for it to fill in when water is applied. 
Apply water to crayon. Start at one end and work way down. 
Glue down onto colored construction paper. Use crayons to make patchy scribbles of colors that are in your chameleon's body. 
I used a peeled black crayon around edges to emphasize center colors and subject. 
Adding depth & space with foliage. 
Using green paper, draw leaves of many sizes. Outline with black market and use green and white crayons to color along lines marker lines (adds form). 
Drawing some larger leaves off edge will make it seem like we are peeking in on our chameleon. 
Cut and glue foliage.

Inspired by these other sources:

videos about chameleons

THe Mixed Up Chameleon by Eric Carle

A Color of His own by Leo Lionni

Why does a CHameleon Change Colors?

Friday, April 15, 2016

Tree Study

Mrs. Do's 4th grade
Art class practice
Indoor step by step
My version of how to draw a tree. 
Upside down. 
Check out this video on YouTube:


(Bottom half of paper is folded under here)