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Thursday, August 7, 2014

Overlap Cat

Ins"purrr"action by artist Dani Hasse
I like this picture because of it's simplicity, repetition, overlapping, and humor.
I will take this example and

Use it as a launch to teach kids about overlapping in order to show illusion of depth.
I will give simple examples of how to draw cat torso and faces. 

What you see below is just what I have prepared on my own as a teacher.
When I do this with my students (k-5th grade),
 I will then post those example of the children's artwork.

Pencil drawing

Outlining...
Show them
That by marker outline, you can emphasize the design and make it stand out. 

Coloring...
Show kids how variety of patterns and colors can make the cats more interesting and unique. They can use colors that are unusual and unnatural. 



Line landscapes


This is a random idea I had for teaching landscapes to elementary art kids...
I use my daughter as my "Guiney pig". 

I started by telling her to draw a fat fluffy line across the top of the page with bumps going upward. Then another below going downward... 
I just started giving line instructions by improv. It was fun to see what my mind could come up with! 


When I was done giving instruction of lines, I tried to get MAisy to tell me what she thought it was a picture of... 
She did pretty good. Coloring will later make it more easy to communicate the ideas. 

Add emphasis by using Sharpie over the pencil lines...
Done with line by line step by step....

An alternative cityscape


Tabitha's stARTing to color...


Finished piece by Maisy (7 yrs.)

Finished piece by Tabitha (34 yrs.)

Painting between the lines...