Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Dog Portrait

This is what I first learnt in Meet the Masters in Feb 2012, then taught a 4th grade class. Meet the Masters program is about teaching kids in elementary school about different famous artists and teaching different styles in art. This month's artist was Rosa Bonheur. She was famous for painting realistc Animals. So the assignment was to teach kids - how to paint realistic Dog portrait. It was fun doing this exercise and then teaching the kids!
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Dog Portrait - 9 x 9 inches, Oil Pastels on Construction paper
This dog portrait is painted using oil pastels (all in about 45 mins). Teaching the kids took me about hour and half to get all their work completed. The emphasis for this project was to teach mirror drawing technique while adding texture, symmetry and details, so that the dog appears realistic.
The drawing was done using a guiding template provided to each student and painting by imagination. My dog came out with a sad and worried expression. nevertheless I enjoyed this exercise.
This is my first dog portrait and next time I look forward to painting a dog portrait using oil paints and a real dog picture reference.

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