Tuesday, July 6, 2010
The Giraffe Project
Print off some reference photos and draw out your design. If you can draw one from memory or your imagination have at it. But.....most artists use reference photos. This is one of those big myths of art that I usually reveal to my students to increase their confidence.
I usually use 3-4 and pick out different parst from each, I make whatever changes I want as part of my artistic license.
Come back in with some stronger browns and tans using your tempera disks or watercolor paint. I also added some shading for the shadows. You'll be cutting it out so don't worry about staying in the lines.
I also did a few leaves for the background.
Cut out your giraffe and the leaves and glue these onto a background paper.
You might have to weight it down to get it to dry flat. I put a layer of wax paper on top and then another art board weighted down with some books.
and that's it. I have another resist giraffe that is drying and will hopefully work out to show you next time.