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Monday, March 2, 2020

Free How to Paint a Picture of a Bird of Paradise Flower, Lesson and Worksheet.

Free how to paint a picture of a bird of paradise flower, an art lesson, and a printable watercolor worksheet.


This is a good practice project and skill builder for any young artist or beginner.

Teachers and parents will be able to use this in class or as a do at home project. It can be a lesson by itself or an extra activity.

FIRST, A WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT
Learning to paint takes time and patience. Paint every day and experiment with techniques and before long you will not believe what beautiful paintings you are making. Come back and try some of my other projects.

HOW TO PRINT THE FREE WORKSHEET BELOW
  • With some printers, you can just highlight it and send it to your printer.
  • Some printers work better if you copy and paste the image into a Word Document then print as you would normally. (If you get a small image just adjust the margins from the page layout in the toolbar, then drag the image to enlarge it.)
  • Some printers work better if you first drag the image to your desktop and print from there.
 Remember to set your printer to color.

If you have problems printing see the "HOW TO PRINT" tab above or try the updated PDF link below that should print better.

These are free to print but your small gift will help me keep this blog going, Choose your gift amount.
How to Paint a Picture of a Bird of Paradise Flower, Lesson and Worksheet.



Here are two updated links that may print better.

CLICK HERE for a PDF file. (If it does not print when you click on the icon then you may have to download a temporary file by clicking the down-pointing arrow in the toolbar, next open the file by clicking on the box at the bottom of your screen, or your downloads folder, and then print by clicking on the printer icon or as you would normally.)

PRINTABLE ART LESSON NOTES.

BEGINNINGS
Trace the design onto 140-pound watercolor paper, this is the heavy paper that will not buckle. If the paper is too thick to trace through place it against a window with the light shining behind it and then you should be able to trace it easily.

UNDERPAINT THE YELLOW HIGHLIGHTS
The flower looks orange, but start by painting the yellow highlights first. Let the yellow dry.

PAINT THE ORANGE ON TOP OF THE YELLOW
Using long strokes from top to bottom paint the orange on top of the yellow but leave yellow highlights showing.

BLUES
Use light blue to paint and the tongue-like-part sticking out. After the light blue dries mix some red to make violet and paint the shadows but be careful to leave the light blue highlights showing in places. 
For the blue body use light blue for the highlights and while the paper is still damp add violet blue for the lower shadows. While that is still damp use VERY LITTLE black for the darkest shadows on the bottom edge.

GREENS
For the leaves, use light green for the highlights. After the light green dries use dark green for the leaves and the stem.

BACKGROUND
You may want to leave the background white.

Or you can mix A LITTLE BLACK with some green and carefully go around the flower and make the background a little darker so the flower stands out.

Sign your work about an inch up from the bottom that way there is room for the frame.

Thank you for visiting my blog.  I hope this project is fun and helpful for you. 

To find more like this use the search box above, or choose one of the favorites in the sidebar.  I am sure you will find one you like.

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(c) Adron Dozat 3/2/20

Sunday, August 4, 2019

How To Paint a Picture of a Covered Bridge in a Landscape

Free how to paint a picture of a covered bridge in a landscape, an art lesson, and a printable watercolor worksheet.


This is a good practice project and skill builder for any young artist or beginner.

Teachers and parents will be able to use this in class or as a do at home project. It can be a lesson by itself or an extra activity.

FIRST, A WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT
Learning to paint takes time and patience. Paint every day and experiment with techniques and before long you will not believe what beautiful paintings you are making. Come back and try some of my other projects.

HOW TO PRINT THE FREE WORKSHEET BELOW
  • With some printers, you can just highlight it and send it to your printer.
  • Some printers work better if you copy and paste the image into a Word Document then print as you would normally. (If you get a small image just adjust the margins from the page layout in the toolbar, then drag the image to enlarge it.)
  • Some printers work better if you first drag the image to your desktop and print from there.
 Remember to set your printer to color.

If you have problems printing see the "HOW TO PRINT" tab above or try one of the updated links below that should print better.

These are free to print but your small gift will help me keep this blog going, Choose your gift amount.

How to Paint a Landscape With a Covered Bridge Lesson and Worksheet by MrAdron


Here are two updated links that may print better.

CLICK HERE for a JPEG file in photo format.

CLICK HERE for a PDF file. (If it does not print when you click on the icon then you may have to download a temporary file by clicking the down-pointing arrow in the toolbar, next open the file by clicking on the box at the bottom of your screen, or your downloads folder, and then print by clicking on the printer icon or as you would normally.)

PRINTABLE ART LESSON NOTES.

BEGINNINGS
Trace the design onto 140-pound watercolor paper, this is the heavy paper that will not buckle. If the paper is too thick to trace through place it against a window with the light shining behind it and then you should be able to trace it easily.

SKY AND CLOUDS
Wet the paper all around the clouds. Be careful to not cross into the clouds. Mix some watery blue and lay it into the background. Keep the blue pale at the hills and a little darker at the top. LET IT DRY then wet the clouds and drop in some watery light-blue and watery blue-black. Use a small brush to move the color around to make the shape of the clouds. Let the bottom of the clouds disappear into the sky.

For more color you can add a little watery rose or yellow to the clouds it will give them a summer afternoon look.

HILLS
Wet the hills but not the trees, then brush in some light browns and greens for the hills. After the hills dry dab with a brush the light green for the distant trees.

TREES
Use green for the trees but drop into the green some darker greens made of black and green for the shadows. Make the foreground darker than the hills. Dabb darker dots of green around the base of the hills and in places to give it texture.

RIVER
Start with blue then add black for the shadow below the bridge. After it dries add green and brown for the deeper water but keep some blue showing in places.

BRIDGE
Use brown and grey for the river bank. The road can be grey black brown or clay red.

Use the tip of your brush to paint the bridge, think of it as drawing with a brush. Use grey for the roof and red for the sides. After it dries go back and add more detail and shadow with black and red for the shadows.
ROAD
The road can be grey black brown or clay red.

FINISHING TOUCHES
Use clear water and tissue to "Lift Out" any color that is too intense. Dabb dots of darker color to give texture and richness.

Sign your work about an inch up from the bottom that way there is room for the frame.

Thank you for visiting my blog.  I hope this project is fun and helpful for you. 

To find more like this use the search box above, or choose one of the favorites in the sidebar.  I am sure you will find one you like.

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(c) Adron Dozat 8/4/19

Sunday, July 14, 2019

How to Paint a Picture of a Conch Shell

Free how to paint a picture of a conch shell, an art lesson, and a printable worksheet.


This is a good practice project and skill builder for any young artist or beginner.

Teachers and parents will be able to use this in class or as a do at home project. It can be a lesson by itself or an extra activity.

FIRST, A WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT
Learning to paint takes time and patience. Paint every day and experiment with techniques and before long you will not believe what beautiful paintings you are making. Come back and try some of my other projects.

HOW TO PRINT THE FREE WORKSHEET BELOW
  • With some printers, you can just highlight it and send it to your printer.
  • Some printers work better if you copy and paste the image into a Word Document then print as you would normally. (If you get a small image just adjust the margins from the page layout in the toolbar, then drag the image to enlarge it.)
  • Some printers work better if you first drag the image to your desktop and print from there.
 Remember to set your printer to color.

If you have problems printing see the "HOW TO PRINT" tab above or try one of the updated links below that should print better.

These are free to print but your small gift will help me keep this blog going, Choose your gift amount.


How to Paint a Picture of a Conch Shell, Lesson and Worksheet By MrAdron


Here are two updated links that may print better.

CLICK HERE for a JPEG file in photo format.

CLICK HERE for a PDF file. (If it does not print when you click on the icon then you may have to download a temporary file by clicking the down-pointing arrow in the toolbar, next open the file by clicking on the box at the bottom of your screen, or your downloads folder, and then print by clicking on the printer icon or as you would normally.)

PRINTABLE NOTES.

BEGINNINGS
Trace the design onto 140-pound watercolor paper, this is the heavy paper that will not buckle. If the paper is too thick to trace through place it against a window with the light shining behind it and then you should be able to trace it easily.


BACKGROUND
Wet the paper all around the shell. Be careful to not cross over into the shell. Mix some watery blue and lay it into the background. Mix a little red and black for the shadow below the shell.

LET THE BACKGROUND DRY BEFORE YOU GO ON.
Wet the brown areas with clear water. Mix brown and dab the color into the shell to give it a texture. Mix yellow-brown and dab some in for interest. Let the colors blend. Mix a VERY LITTLE black into the brown and dab in for the shadows. Add more color to the bottom so it looks round.  You may need to tilt the paper so the colors run down from the light area.
LET IT DRY BEFORE YOU DO THE PINK PART

THE PINK PART.
Wet the area for the pink part. Mix a very light red, it is best if you have crimson but regular will do if you have it. Place the red-pink color into the top of the shell starting at the bottom edge of the top. Work the color up so it becomes paler near the top. Use a tissue if you need to lift some color out. It may help if you tilt the paper so it flows down to deepen the color.

DETAILS
Mix a watery lavender-red and put just a little where the shadows of the wrinkles are on the pink area.

If the spurs need a little more shadow then mix a small amount of black with brown and lavender and carefully add shadows where needed.

Mix a little darker brown and dab rows on the side, do not make the rows straight but give them a slight curve to help the shell to look round.

Sign your work about an inch up from the bottom that way there is room for the frame.

Thank you for visiting my blog.  I hope this project is fun and helpful for you. 

To find more like this use the search box above, or choose one of the favorites in the sidebar.  I am sure you will find one you like.

Use the share buttons below to share this, Thank you.

(c) Adron Dozat 7/14/19

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

How To Draw a Baby Dragon

How to draw a baby dragon worksheet for the young artist.


FIRST, A WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT:
Learning to draw takes practice so do not give up if your project does not turn out the way you had hoped it would. Your frustration is a good sign and shows that you have the talent and you know how you want your picture to look like. You only need to get your skill up to the level of your talent. So draw every day and soon you will be making beautiful pictures. Come back to my blog often and try some of my other projects.

HOW TO PRINT THE FREE WORKSHEET
  • With some printers, you can just highlight it and send it to your printer.
  • Some printers work better if you copy and paste the image into a Word Document then print as you would normally. (If you get a small image just adjust the margins from the page layout in the toolbar, then drag the image to enlarge it.)
  • Some printers work better if you first drag the image to your desktop and print from there.
If you have problems printing see the "HOW TO PRINT" tab above.

These are free to print but your small gift will help me keep this blog going, Choose your gift amount.


How to draw a baby dragon worksheet By MrAdron
Everybody wants to draw dragons, but a baby dragon just out of the shell is really cool!

Start with a bunch of circles to create the body, arms, legs, and head. Remember that the knees and elbows go toward each other. Then connect them with some lines.

Draw lightly so you can erase later. Remember the heads of baby animals are larger than normal.

Baby birds have small wings so I gave my baby dragon small wings too.

I wanted to draw baby horns on him but they looked like ears, maybe you can do better.

Dragons come in every color. Add the details like scales eyes and teeth. Put the shells on each side of him and have them all cracked.

Trace your pencil drawing in a fine tipped pen and then color it in.
Other ideas: How about a nest, brother dragons, a mama dragon looking down on him or a thread of smoke coming out of his nose? Some draw dragon eggs with spots try glitter paint? 
(c)Adron Dozat