Saturday, March 1, 2008

Tempera fish (in class demo) (art)

Tempera, watercolor, and water-base black marking pen (Eberhart Faber), 12x18". Slideshow of outrageous fish, a little fish anatomy and then kids invent their own fantastical fishes. Introduction of white is always interesting as kids want to go overboard. We put color down first‚ otherwise they try & paint white on white, missing the point of making pastels, hues and tones.

fish drawings (art)

These demo fish drawn on 80 lb white sulfite paper are 12 x 18" each. I've done a lot of snorkeling but I also used photos for anatomical reference.

Demo fish drawn on whiteboard 4x8' (vaporware), The lesson was for kids to invent their own fantastical version of fish after seeing a slideshow of tropical fish.