Add a color
Learning all the time and that’s what matters. I discovered I can use lots of different colors on one big piece of bubblewrap either altogether or separately over many paintings thus saving paint to make up for the pouring disasters. (woah that was a long sentence)
Here’s the bubblewrap ones. So easy. Do have a go.
Happy creating! 🎨
Sketch without looking at paper (I did look at the moose)
Earlier sketch in notebook. I might play around with these in Corel Paint.
Work in progress of moose in watercolors.
And some moose art practice for kids and adults. I might try this myself.
A bugs bunny mask from me
and a bugs bunny mask from H.
She was all bothered it wasn’t like the original and too young to realise how much character it’s got and how good the proportions were.
And she refused to color it in. What a diva lol.
I’ve been good so far at not looking to see what others have done before I post mine. There’s a guy on Instagram called Marcos Gutierrez that makes me really embarrassed to post this after seeing his pics. They should be in the Louvre lol.
Any ideas what theme I could do in November? I’m wondering about scribbly drawings of animals painted over. Hmm….
Not phased by the bat prompt H asked to do some drawlloween pics.
There is a bat on the chin. I thought she was going to stop at the skull. I love what she created. It’s way better than mine.
A kid’s version of a bat with zentangles. This could easily be a scary cartoon character.
And finally a ghost with curly hair. I’m so inspired by H’s creativity.
I put a few Halloween characters in the bat wings. There’s fangs, a cat, cobwebs, witch’s nose and a ghost.
Here’s a list of what to draw next if anyone wants to join in.
Isn’t this just the perfect scene.
It was probably a bit too adventurous but the way I did the trees made it way easier I could play around with backgrounds and textures on computer.
I let Hannah do the shading on the deer on the left and then panicked and got her to do her own pictures.
I carried Junior on my lap while H drew him. He’s neither blue nor black 😉
I love how she put Matthew chilling on the upstairs window.
Let’s all have a day like that (with no falling).
Using a cool new art book for kids Hannah and I got drawing yesterday. I stuck to puffins. H did all sorts.
Anyone ever seen a puffin?[Top]
I’m starting something new on Mondays about art for kids or by kids.
Today I have a video of my kids and their friend using straws to make pictures. I love how my youngest did a scene and the older kids did abstracts and then mushed all the colours together. They definitely played with their paints. They played around with sponges too.
Getting crazy near the end they all did hand prints and this monkey decides to carrying on painting up his arm. I haven’t seen him paint in so long, this is great to watch:
If anyone paints with their kids and would like to send me a picture of it. I’d love to share it on a Monday some time.
Have a great day![Top]
Isn’t Halloween week fun! I am very excited to announce that Zompoemz eBook is free on Kindle until end of day on Friday! Please spread the word. Thank you!
Tomorrow I will post my Halloweensie contest entry. On Thursday we have another Halloween poetry prompt from our poetry genius Jeanne and Friday I have a picture book to share.
What a stroke of luck that Hannah decides to draw a zombie last night. Now we have another prompt. Yvette gave us a magical poem yesterday to go with Lynn’s doodle. Who will delight us today?
Catherine Johnson writes and illustrates poetry for kids. Her latest book is Zompoemz ebook of kids poems FREE through Halloween.[Top]