After looking at some pictures of butterflies and different vein patterns, my young artists created their own beautiful butterflies. This is a great project for elementary children. For reluctant drawers, I cut out a few stencils to use as a pattern. (FREE pattern below)
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What you need:
Black Cardstock (heavy weight)
Black crayons, White crayons
Watercolors, Cups, Brushes
Glue and Scissors
Butterfly patterns (optional)
Here’s the FREE butterfly pattern:
Written instructions follow the photos, thanks for looking at this project. Happy painting!
This butterfly is a different pattern. I made 3 different samples for them to look at.
Last Friday, the Blanton Museum had a party with some unusual visitors….
Everywhere you looked, there was something unexpected…
The Dead Music Capital Band showed up with jazzy sounds that echoed through the galleries…
Very lively music for a band of dead folks!
And I couldn’t resist capturing this bloody beauty gazing at some of the red smeared art in the James Drake exhibit. I’m not really into horror and creepy stuff, but the contrast of the white and the red…well, I saw the shots in my head as soon as I saw her. Thankfully, she was a nice zombie and let me take her picture quickly before the show!
You can read more about Texas native, James Drake, and the exhibit on the Blanton web site.
This year’s Candy Corn Queen is Celtic~
As always, I started with some sketching to work out the composition.
I decided to stylize the drawing (see below). I used ZIG pens and Copic markers to color the copy I made onto aged parchment.
This year’s Queen, while a warrior, also features small delicate butterflies with candy corn, in memory of my precious Knox. It’s been 8 months since Knox went to heaven. My head was always brimming with ideas when he was with me. I began designing a queen to celebrate my favorite fall candy the year he was born. You can see the previous Queens here: 2010 2011 2012 2013. This is the 5th Candy Corn Queen and I look forward to it every year! Don’t forget to visit Knox’s Etsy shop if you’d like to order some cards. All proceeds go to Cockayne Syndrome research and family support.
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Happy Fall ~
I used George Bain’s terrific book on Celtic designs as a reference when stylizing my sketch…