Thursday, February 18, 2016

First Grade's: Snowy Snowmen Ice Cream Cones
      Students learned how to use a technique called shading, to make their cones and snowman appear to be three dimensional. We used oil pastels for the cones, pressing harder on one side to create a shaded look. On the same side of our snowman we used blue watercolor to create a cool blue shaded area. 

 We also created highlights, by using the white oil pastel to draw a brighter line on the opposite side of the cone. Drawing the highlight makes the three dimensional look of the snowman/cone look even more intense. 

      Then we used oil pastels to add the details of the snowman, as well as draw the beautiful snowflakes in the background


     Draw snowflakes, while creating depth by drawing larger ones (which are closer to the viewer), and smaller ones (which appear to be further in the background). 

I think if we were to draw Mr. Heintzelman's snowman right now, he would need much less shading than the other day haha : ) poor snowman!

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