This was a project I did with my grade 5s. I taught them about warm/ cold colours, silhouettes and contrast. We did the BG in water colour paint and used salt to give it a cool affect. Onto this we used black ink/ paint to make a silhouette of a tree/ scene.
This artwork began as an idea for an art class for the grade 5s. I talked about how to draw an eye and then gave them pictures of crocodile/lizard/tiger/ human eyes and asked them to draw a dragon eye in pencil. They had some difficulty with the first lesson so I decided to try it myself. After rendering my pencil drawing, I decided I’d try add watercolor. Finally I took my fine-liner and enhanced the cracks. What I ended up with was this! An artwork I’m very happy with. 🙂