Let's Create a Waving Dolphin
Since I can't teach my classes in person, use this step by step lesson by cartoonist, Christopher Hart to create your own waving dolphin. Make your own artwork using whatever materials you have on hand
Send me a photo of your art and I'll post your artwork on my blog!
Start with a circle. You can trace something round (about the size of a tangerine) if you want. Remember to use a pencil and draw lightly because you'll be erasing the bottom of your circle. Add a face and a curved body like a banana shape. Next add a fin, flippers, long oval for the underside and a tail. When you're happy with your drawing, erase the bottom of your circle and trace all your lines with a Sharpie or black marker. Now you can color it with crayons, markers, colored pencil or even paint it.
Next you can add a wavy line for the ocean and maybe some bubbles. How about a few fish?
Now you can color it with crayons, markers, colored pencil or even paint it.
If you have crayons or oil pastels, you can add color to your ocean using the side. If you have watercolors, you can paint the ocean if you'd like.
Last, how about adding some color to the sky. Maybe a sunset?
Have your parent take a picture and send it to me by Friday, April 3rd.
I'll share all your artwork on my blog!
If you enjoyed this type of step by step drawing, you can purchase Hart's book on Amazon:
Older children, teens and adults- create your own artwork inspired by artist Yellena James. She has lots of examples of her beautiful art on Pinterest to inspire you.
Here is a step-by-step to create your own design.
Start with a few circles in the center of your paper.
Add some smaller circles inside them. They kind of look like olives.
Add some sea plants. These look like lines with long raindrops attached
Add a series of lines inside your circles and some more sea plants
Here is a different style of coral-like plants you can add
Stack these pointed curves to fill in some gaps
How about this sea flower using small stacked circles?
Or these "U" shapes that overlap one another?
Maybe some raindrop shapes and rows of dots or small circles
Add these elements all around your circle shapes
to create your fantasy garden
Fill up your page with as many details as you'd like
Feel free to add your own made up sea plants or abstract shapes
Draw or trace your drawing with Sharpie or ball point pen
Now it's ready to add color using markers or colored pencil or whatever you enjoy.
This is just thin black pen and markers on printer paper
Here I took it further and painted the background and used collaged circles and gel pens on top.
Get creative and think of different designs using these shapes and add your own ideas.
Have your parent send me a picture of your work so I can create an online gallery to share your art!