Monochromatic Pet Portraits Sticky post

Monochromatic Pet Portrait

Monochromatic pet portraits teach the basics of painting while giving students ownership of their subject matter.Β  Pets are a subject matter that consistently bring happiness to students and allow them to focus on realism and blending value and color.Β  We started by practicing blending shades and tints using a set of primary base colors.Β  I like to start with grayscale so they can see how … Continue reading Monochromatic Pet Portrait

Cactus Acrylic Painting Lesson Sticky post

Cactus Acrylic Painting Lesson

Try out this simple cactus acrylic painting lesson! It focuses on blending colors directly on the surface and painting a simple object from direct observation. I do this with my sixth graders, but it could totally be adapted for a range of age groups. This lesson has three simple steps to grow confident and creative painters in your classroom. Cactus Acrylic Painting Tutorial This cactus … Continue reading Cactus Acrylic Painting Lesson

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Gray Scale Pet Portrait

This beginner friendly pet portrait tutorial will show you how to mix a variety of gray values to capture the likeness of your pet! All you need is a gray scale animal photograph, black and white paint, an accent color for your background and a couple round (or whatever you prefer!) paintbrushes. Learn the basics of mixing paint with this gray seven step value scale: … Continue reading Gray Scale Pet Portrait