Monday, September 26, 2011
Turkey Line Drawing
This is a good project for Grades 4 and up. Now usually we describe a contour line as an outline but here we are also using line to represent texture and a sense of 3 dimensional mass.
This is a good project to get kids to focus on details but in a very easy manner.
- dark colored paper, I used dark brown, dark colors contrast best with the white lines
- white tempera paint, white pencil crayon, white gel pens, or even white crayon
- turkey reference photos, feathers for reference
- pencil and eraser
Starting with that outline apply white paint.
Color in some sections, use bold lines, thin lines, curved lines, straight lines just keep it consistent for each section.
When the tail is done start working on the body. You want to emphasize the roundness. Take your time.
That's it, although it appears quite complicated once you get started it's really not that hard.