Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Lively Lizards - (3rd)

To draw something realistic an artist must look closely at the real thing. The artist notices body shape and skin texture.

To help us draw a lizard realistically we looked closely at lizard body shapes, their skin texture, and the way their body curves in lively movement. We didn't have real lizards to study, but we used realistic plastic lizards instead. The students were really excited to handle plastic lizards.

They observed and identified details, textures and movement in lizards. On a worksheet the class drew lizard parts.


Then we drew two practice lizards on 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 white paper. 
The students selected the best one to trace onto the scratch paper.

7 x 10 Multicolored scratch paper 
7 x 10 white drawing paper 2@
wooden stylus
realistic plastic lizards, 1 for 2 students
Lizard observation worksheets
1" x 12" cardboard strips - to trace the border lines
9 x 12 colored paper - frames

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