Nov 27, 2012

Kassidy’s Snowbear

This bear was a big hit today in my afterschool watercolor class. A step-by-step tutorial will be coming in the near future, but for those that want to try this right away:
1. Draw a large “U” for the head, and close the top with a curve.
2. Add the ears on each side.
3. Draw the hat band, then the hat above it.
4. Add the scarf and two ends below.
5. Shoulder lines are added, and then the face is finished as shown.
6. Trace all the lines with a Sharpie marker and fill in the nose leaving a small white reflection spot.
7. We used Dick Blick Liquid Student Watercolors at full strength, which has beautiful colors and is pretty inexpensive. I pointed out to the students that the most delicate snow circles would come from painting blue circles and filling in around them. No marker lines were necessary.
Thanks to Kassidy, a talented kinder who painted this charming bear today!

3 comments:

Elizabeth Anderson said...

so simple a kindergarten child could do it. Love it!

my two hopeful wings said...

I can't tell you how happy I am to have found your site!!! The projects are so fun, and even though there are step-by-step instructions, each child's piece comes out looking original! I would love to try these bears with my after school art class! Many thanks! :-)

Erin said...

We are doing this tomorrow in my son's class! I hope I get it all right (I was hoping for that step by step ;)). Thanks!