We started by exploring with watercolor washes and adding salt to see what would happen.....
I wish I gotten pictures of them doing their blind contours- I always enjoy their disbelief when I tell them what we're going to do and when it turns out as wonderful as I knew it would.....ah well, maybe next time.
Our first "serious" project featured this beautiful orchid- that's what they did the contour drawings of- first small in their sketchbooks and then HUGE- the paper's almost as big as they are!
pay attention to the shapes of everything- the petals, the leaves those swirly roots.......
everyone's SO focused
drawing big and tall- make that flower FILL the paper!