Hello kids! (yes that’s you too …) This is our first Illustration Friday Kid’s post for you all. Each week or so I will be posting a lesson for you to try out. Get your adult friend to try this with you and be amazed what they can do!
Watercolors or crayons or colored pencils or oil pastels
Start your Scribble Drawing!:
1. Put your pencil down on your paper and scribble in slow circular motions around your paper.
(Tip: Use your whole arm for nice loopy loops.)
2. Try and make it one continuous line.
3. Stop drawing after a few minutes and pick up your paper and take a look inside your scribbles!
4. Don’t see anything? Turn your paper another way and again — you have four views per paper…
5. Still don’t see anything? Get a buddy to take a look!
6. When you find your special something inside your drawing, outline it with the pencil.
7. Cut it out! Add color and put glue it onto another background.
8. Find more scribble drawings inside your loops and add them to your picture!
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This fun project comes from my book Art Lab for Kids and has been done by hundreds of people with new results each time! Try it for yourself!
This post is brought you by Illustration Friday Contributor Susan Schwake. Susan is co-owner and curator of Artstream LLC and though the gallery runs an independent art school serving people of all ages and abilities. She is also the author of Art Lab for Kids: 52 projects in drawing, painting, printmaking, paper and mixed media by Quarry Books.