I absolutely love how these colored pencil bugs turned out this semester!
Students really did a great job with drawing, blending, and shading.
Students then chose 4 colored pencils, 2 warm, 2 cool, to color with.
We first colored each background with a different color, then rotated
the colors and colored the bodies, rotated again to color legs,
and rotated a 3rd time to color wings and extra parts.
|Before coloring, we practiced shading and blending with our 4 colors. |
Then when students were ready, they applied this concept to their
bugs to make them more dimensional.
Bugs are a great subject for art because they are easy to draw and just
end up looking really cool! Before we began with our bugs, we worked with
creating symmetrical shapes and talked about the different bug body parts,
so we were able to sneak in a little math and science too!
You can see more bug are here.