May 9, 2012

Finish the Wolf Face

When students have a photo to refer to, I think they are often pleasantly surprised at what they can draw. I created this composite FREE Wolf Photo Template to give teachers an easy way to share this project. 
1.  Students start by looking for the edges of the wolf head, nose and eyes and lightly sketch them in with a pencil.
2. Working in layers, students first create one that is medium gray, and fill in all areas except those that are white.
3. Students look for the darkest grays and add them on top, using more pressure from their pencil. Finally, they may try squinting at their picture to see if they need any final tweaks. White areas that got smudged may be cleaned up with a large erasure.

9 comments:

Jimmie said...

Thanks for the wolf template! We will use this.

Nadene said...

Came over from Jimmie's Collage and I'm looking forward to this activity! Thanks for sharing such great ideas here.

Jacqueline said...

Thank you for the wolf template! The kids really loved it. I also made a tiger and an owl template, but I think the kids liked the wolf the best.

Lysalys said...

Thanks ! My daughter will love it !

ScienceGeek said...

When I printed the picture, it came out very pixelated. What can I do to fix this?

Kathy Barbro said...

I just changed my linked file to a pdf format so it should not get pixelated any more. Enjoy!

Cathy said...

THANK YOU for this and for your drawing practice squares!!! I downloaded them a few years ago and we are still using them. Great resources on your site!!!

Anonymous said...

thank you for the wolf

Marynell Curtis said...

Great lesson! Thank you so much for the wolf template.