LINEAR TEXTURE W/ WATERCOLOR
7TH GRADE ART WHEEL 2015-2016 1ST QUARTER
watercolor & sharp felt tip marker
It's always a joy to show these off.
The kids love working with the watercolors,
and they show remarkable patience drawing their zentangles.
I have them make 4 thumbnail sketches and pick the best one,
and then they aren't allowed to draw in pencil first.
Got to go for it in ink right off the bat on top of the watercolor backdrop.
This forces them to go very slow and carefully.
One of the class favorites was done by Amara.
We loved her watercolor background in the Primary Color Scheme she chose.
And then her design flows so beautifully with it.
Jamie An drew us into her piece
with her strong focal point in a monochromatic colorway.
And Kritika used the same circular idea but in a completely different way,
throwing in text so not only do you want to look
but you also want to read the piece.
Keeping your eye on the prize.
Young Alex is stretching thru 6 colors,
from the yellows to the reds,
in his piece by picking a warm colorway.
Plus he has achieved a very dimensional feel by overlapping his circles
and doing a lot of echoing.
And this last one was another class favorite by Maria Miranda.
We were all so impressed with how well she controlled her watercolors,
and the range of values she was able to achieve.
So lovely and goes perfectly with her drawing.
Great job kiddos!!!