Saturday, December 10, 2011
Fifth graders created line drawings of their shoe. They worked on blind contour and contour studies in their sketchbooks as a warm-up. The students first drew their shoe in pencil and then traced over in Sharpie. We discussed the use of pen and ink techniques such as hatching, cross-hatching, and stippling to add value to areas of their drawing. The students wanted to add color to their shoe, but I didn't want that to interfere with their drawing. I saw on another art blog where students had created rubbings from the bottom of their shoe and thought this was a perfect way for my students to add color to their work. I think the results were great!