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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

SeaShells by the SeaShore

Practice Drawing the 6 different shells. 
Look up each one on Google images for more details. 
Include texture, shading and lines. 

Student Practice Seashells
Danielle V. 2021

Destinee, Bransyn,
Olivia & Mikayla

Seashell Nature Study Illustrations

See More Here... 

Mineola Middle School - Grade 7 & 8
Spring 2021

Yarelli, Braylee,
Kyla & Victoria

Karen, Caroline,
Tania & Addison

Bransyn, Carie, Olivia,
Miyah, Jannette & Ainsley

SUMMER ART CAMP, Quitman, Texas 2019

Images above were made by Instruction of Tabitha Morgan at 
HeARTworks in Quitman, Texas

Blake, Titus,
 Andrew, olivia, 
Khloe & Taylor 
2nd Grade Artists from Mrs. Craig's class (above)
Mrs. Polly's 3rd grade class 2017

Martin, addyson, 
Christopher, no name, 
reighlyn & Alexis 
Say it ten times fast."She draws sea shells by the sea shore!"
Since Summer is on he horizon, it only seems fitting to draw Summer stuff. Seashells are a great way to teach balance, symmetry, contour line and form.
I created a number of How To Draw Sea Shell worksheets after studying shells myself. I am giving these to the students to practice with drawing the shells.

Students will draw 3 or more shells (all the same or different) in the middle of their paper.
Use a pencil and draw light, till you know it's right. 

Then go darker of use permanent marker. 

Use crayons to color the seashells (use lots of pressure to seal up all paper)
In the center of the paper, with a white crayon, draw small circles clumped together like grape clusters. This will be a line of sea foam that divides the water from the sand. 

Drawing the sand dollar, starfish and scallop here in time lapse...

Drawing the alphabet cone and wentel trap here in time lapse...

Drawing the bubbles with white crayon, coloring the shells with crayons and painting the sand and water with tempera cakes. This is called the crayon resist method.

the top portion above shells and bubbles with blues, greens and purples.

Paint the bottom portion with yellows, oranges and browns. 
You should be able to paint on top of the seashells since you colored hard with crayon. 
The wax will resisit the watercolor and stay unaffected.

Madelynn, KindergARTen

 Alternative Idea

Use brown paper, draw the shells and outline with black marker. 

You can purchase this lesson on my TPT!

Monday, April 10, 2017

Crystal Gem Creations

Intro to Value

6th graders beginning their crystals...

(on colored paper)

All 5 Artworks above done with 
Colored Pencil on Colored paper
 by Mrs. Morgan

Above done with 
highlighter outline and colored pencil 
Cut out and glued onto colored paper. 
Detail added to colored paper with colored pencils. 
by Mrs. Morgan

 Above 2 images done with 
crayon resist and watercolor
cut out and glued onto colored paper with colored pencil background details.

 Brianna (and Sydnie) Working and Complete

Albin in 5th grade in progress and completed..

Maisy working (4th grade)
Hannah Coloring (5th grade)

Practice drawing the forms first. 
See which one you're best at. 

Try a video. 
How to draw Crystals...


Colored Pencils on Colored Paper




Our Technique Options Video
WaterColor on Crayon Resist
Highlighter and Colored Pencil
Before Beginning this project, I sampled out different types of media. I tried drawing the crystal forms with crayons and oil pastels, then painting inside the drawing using a 
Resist Paint Method. 
 Then, I tired using watercolor pencils and watercolor crayons to draw the crystals, the using the wet brush to fill in the gems using the soluble drawing edge.
(see both below)

After Resist and Water Brush

I personally liked the crayon resist method best. It was the least messy and my students have a grasp on the technique from previous projects. 

Below I am using this method to finalize the projects. 
You can use what suits you. 
I googled imaged "Crystal Gem Clipart Black and White"
 Images in order to help the students draw the geometric forms better on their own. I encourage them to draw bigger and darker with crayons in order to get more color detail when painting and have the wax resist work correctly. 

Example One 
Before Paint with Construction Paper Crayon Drawing

 Example One
After Tempera Water Paints

Example One after cut, glued and added detail

Example Two 
Before Paint, after Drawn with Construction Paper Crayons
Example Two 
After Tempera Water Paints

Example Two
After Dry, cut and glued down to construction paper

Example Two
Drawn in more background crystals with Crayons.

(Option 2)
 Use highlighter to emphasize the line of the crystal. 
The thicker the easier it will be to keep the next step clean and neat. 

Then, Using colored pencils in a contrasting color, create value starting on the ends of the crystal. 
It should be darker on the ends and lighter in the center to make it appear as though they are translucent. 

HIghlighter and Colored Pencil
4th grader, Reanna,  from Mrs. Thomas's class 
creating her gems

Google Image Search 
Crystal Illustrations, Crystal Vector or Crystal Clipart 
to get your own inspirational references.
Here are some that inspired me...