Every year my friend Theresa volunteers at a vacation bible camp to do a couple of art projects. So I have been helping her with ideas and just spent my whole morning having fun drawing animals. I know I need to stop because I am still in my PJs and the dog needs some exercise 🙂 I finally finished this last animal and think the younger students can do it. I will post the other lesson this week so you can have those too. I got my idea from another blog I follow http://www.artprojectsforkids.org/2013/02/cartoon-sheep.html Kathy Barbro does an amazing job of explaining. I of course changed it up a bit by adding cotton and watercolor so let me know what you think. And thanks Kathy for the original idea. Some kids in LA will be happy 🙂
Who doesn’t love sheep? Farm animals are always big hits in my class room so be sure and show as many as you can. I also ask the students favorites and its fun to hear what they like about certain animals etc.
drawing and sketching using shapes and letters
- Pencil and eraser for sketching
- 9 X 12 sheet of watercolor paper
- oil pastel sets
- blue, white and green watercolor
- cotton balls
- black paper larger than 9 x 12 for framing
- optional white tempera paint and a small sponge for decorating background of black paper
- HEAD: Start with drawing the eyes, then add the ears. Draw a big “W” for the face. Add the nose. Draw the curly wool on top.
- BODY: Draw a loopy line oval body to the left of the head. Add a loopy tail.
- LEGS: Add the pointy legs below.
- Color in legs, mouth and ears with pink oil pastel.
- Take a green oil pastel and create hill around sheep. (do not color in hill use watercolor to do this J)
- Trace entire body with black oil pastel.
- Then add swirls for hair 5-6 total.
- Use green watercolor for hill and blue and white watercolor for sky.
- Last use cotton balls and pull and shape them for added 3-dimension to your piece. I used 5 for the body, one for the tail an 2 for the head.
Optional to use white tempera and a small sponge to design a border for black paper.