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Friday, November 14, 2014

Blendy Ballons



Supplie; primary colored washable markers, white non-washable crayon, permanent black marker, paint brush, cup of shallow water, circle tracers, thick white paper. 

Trace inside the permanent black marker line with the washable marker...
Use a lightly watered brush to work from out to in the balloon in a circle motion (mimicking the balloon's form)...
Let this first color dry. 
Move onto next color... 
After the process, I realized you should paint balloons in this color order ;
All yellows, all reds, then all blues
Lightest to darkest. 
Overlapping primary colors make secondary colors!!!!

Add something flying away...
Yourself, your favorite animal, a dinosaur, a house, or jus leave the strings flying loose (for younger grades). 













Fall Fox inspired by "Fletcher"




The Lesson...
                                

 
The book... 

 
The idea...

Brown rectangle for body 
& smaller brown rectangle for face. 
Draw black lines as above. 
Cut on black lines. 
Large body rectangle should be smoothed off on corners. Legs and arms attached with glue. Manilla smaller triangles inside ears & glued under head. 



Notice how perspective makes trees further away apear lighter. Tree that is close appears darker and more detailed. This is called atmospheric perspective! 

With crayon, Draw the far three trunks with a short line and Vs. Lightly whisp on circular scribbles with crayons. 
The close tree can go off the edge of the paper. Make it dark with few branches and detailed textured bark. 


See how mrs. Tiphanie (the illustrator) makes white swirls of wind thT blow off the leaves? Mimic her and do your own white swirls with crayons. Draw some big leaves flying around in the wind. 

Draw a leaf in Fletcher's hand. He loves to hold tight to a leaf. 

Use watercolor or tempera cakes to fill in spots of the drawing. The crayon will resist the color, so it is ok to go over these details ;)

 
 
You are done! So Sign it....
 
Another Idea!
Take a small piece (12 by 9 inches) of construction paper. fold in quarters.
from top corners draw a line that meets to center point of paper.
This center point will be the nose and right and left triangles are the ears.
Take the 4 corners of the bottom half rectangle and curve them for the body.

 Decorate the face with eyes, nose and maybe texture too.
Decorate the ears with brown on the edges and tan in the middle.
You can add texture to the body if desired too.
 Cut out 4 different parts and glue down onto paper.
If can be pretty much any color. It should be about 12 by 18 in size.
 Take a thick piece of white construction paper and draw about 10 leaves on the paper in pencil.
Using a white crayon, draw a line down center of leaf with "v"s going up the line.
I drew it on one leaf in orange so you can see what I mean.
Use watercolor or tempera cakes to paint in each leafs.
Blending colors will make it fun since Fall leaves are multi-colored.
 

 Sharpie around and cut our leaves when dry.
 To keep things interesting and fill up space sm"art"ly, you can cut some leaves in half to tuck behind the fox or to make coming out of edge of paper. 1 lead will look like 2! SMART!
 Fletcher is finished!
Fall leaves are "falling" all around him in the breeze.
 













Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Hot Air Balloon Unit





Advanced step by step
Easy step by step


Use Step by step to practice...
Practice with size to show depth, space & perspective. Big is close while small is far. 
This is a very beautiful and peaceful imagery video to show while students are working...
It is of a Time-lapse Balloon flight in Albuquerque.
 
K-1
Night Flight

Need large night colored paper
 (blue, black, or purple), brown small square paper, primary colored circle papers, construction paper crayons, black marker, scissor & glue. 
Inspiration for sky...
Van Gogh's Starry Night.
Not realistic starts, but IMAGINATIVE!

 
Turn paper landscape direction. Use CP crayons to create a night sky just showing the tip tops of trees on land. 

Draw curved contour lines on balloon going across. Draw designs and color. Draw lines on basket to make it look woven. 


Glue balloon and basket onto night sky background and draw lines connecting them on paper. 

Optional; glue onto larger dark colored paper and decorate like a frame. 

2nd-3rd grade
Floating through Fall-
crayon resists with washable watercolor marker technique

Draw 3 balloons various sizes with the smallest closest to horizon.
(adds depth and space)
Add details to balloons and show the top of the landscape
(just the peaks of mountains, houses, trees to add height)
Color the biggest balloon and landscape with crayons
 (do not use washable crayons). 

Choose a color scheme for a blended sky (warm, cool, or family related). Use washable markers in that scheme for the sky. Color in a patchy spotty scribble pattern all over background. Wax Crayon will resist the water based markers! 

When entire sky is covered, use a wet watered pAintbrush to go over sky and end the colors. They will "burst" together. 
Let dry... 

I drew smoke with the white crayon before the mArker... See the resist effect? 
Use colored pencils to color the last 2 balloons in background. They will be blended in with the sky somewhat to give it an "atmospheric perspective" appearance. 

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4th & 5th grade project
Monochromatic
The combo of all 4 pastels is just a way for me to display how each color looks. Students will choose 1 pastel corvpaper to draw 3 hot air balloons of varying sizes (1large, 1 medium & 1 small). 
At the bottom edge of paper, just the tips of the landscape will show to add a sense of height to the picture. 
Depending on chosen paper color, students will use a white and darker version of paper color ( green, blue, red, or golden/light orange) to shade and highlight parts of balloons, clouds, and landscape). 
We are done! Ready for take off ;)
 
Another idea...
Use patterned paper (scrapbook paper is the best) to cut out an odd number of different sized circles.
Glue them onto a landscape turned page.
Draw curved lined up and down and across the balloons (as instruction show above) to turn circles into forms. Add baskets beneath outlining all lines with a black marker.
Add the tip tops of the trees and clouds to give a sky high appearance to the picture.

Understanding perspective from a handmade model...


From my dreams ;) 
(That a "shArpie me" in the basket)

Balloon From below...

Balloon From eye level...

Balloon From high...

Balloon From above...