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Re: Watercolor pencils


Date: Tue Oct 14 2003 - 21:03:31 PDT

I used the watercolor pencils last year with my 6th graders and we did Sunset
Landscapes (think of the opening shot from the Disney movie The Lion King).
We used the warm colors to create wonderfully huge sunsets, (lower horizon
line), then we created our foreground of long grasses, exotic flowers, etc. I
introduced perspective by drawing a path or a river that would go from the
bottom edge of the paper all the way back until it dissapeared on the horizon line.
 (river and a path were drawn the same, just colored in differentlhy) After
the landscape was "watered", our final touch was to add black sillouettes for
the trees, rocks and animals. Kids loved 'em and the sunsets were
breathtaking. Great intro to perspective...I even carried it over to how they drew the
grass: tall grass was on the bottom edge of the paper and got smaller as you go
up to the horizon line. Large animals in the front and small animals in the get the gist.


Patti Caiola
Toledo, OH
Art Specialist k-6 & Special Ed