I like the idea of how Escher uses pencil in his pictures to make it seem like the drawing is drawing itself. We are using a similar idea to celebrate diversity in our school.
Crayons are better when you have more colors to choose from.
Variety and Diversity make the art
THe same with our world. IT would be a boring place if we all looked, talked, thought, sounded, and did the same things. We might as well be robots. Being unique is a brave thing.
We talked as a class about light sources, shadows on an object and shadows cast from an object.
They were shown how to use a blendy stump as an assistant to the pencil for smooth shading.
We talked about overlapping & placement of drawing crayons on the paper
(off the page, on the page, overlapping, random angles).
Draw the shape of the crayon's body. A stencil can be used for consistency of width.
Draw the tip to the crayon.
Outline the crayon with a black matker. Shade the 2 sides opposite the light with a pencil.
Blend it with the paper stumt (or alternative q-tip).
See Students Working below
4th grade Wednesday Class
Mrs. Thomas's class
After the crayons are drawn, shaded ad colored...
students will use the tip of the crayons to make ideas (drawings or words) related to
DIVERSITY around the crayons. The crayons symbolize the fun of a wide range of color choices, the words confirm the idea of Celebrating Diversity.