Saturday, December 10, 2011

Who's Shoe?

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!