Jan 17, 2013

Snowman on Skies

I found a simple clipart drawing of a snowman on skis that I really liked, and remade it with the ol’ white glue and pastel combination. 
1. Drawing lightly on black paper, make three overlapping circles, each getting a bit smaller as they go up.
2. Draw simple stick arms, a face and buttons.
3. Add stick ski poles attached to the hands, and a hat that sits on top of the head. Stripes are nice as they allow for extra color.
4. Draw two skis below the bottom circle, and then a curved horizon line. Trace all lines with a thin line of white glue and let dry for 6 hours or so.
5. When dry, color in all the areas with pastel. I used Art Stix for this picture, which are a kind of new-fangled stick that don't have all the chalky-ness of the chalk pastels. They aren't cheap, but they are clean and sturdy and seem to last forever.

2 comments:

Erin D said...

This is so cute! We'll have to give it a test run this weekend. Thanks!

†åηk•Gïяℓ™ said...

I love this. Gota try it out with my youngins'