Sunday, September 13, 2015

Printable How To Paint A Picture Of A Sunflower Worksheet

This printable worksheet is a fun project that many kids like. The sunflower is a popular subject. It will give the young artist a sense of accomplishment and confidence when it is done.

Parents, teachers, and homeschool families will be able to use this in class or as a take home project.

The worksheet may be printed by highlighting it and sending it to your printer. Some people have better luck by dragging the image to the desktop and printing from there. If you have problems printing see the how to print tab above.


Printable how to paint a sunflower worksheet
CLICK HERE to go to an image file that may work better with newer printers.

TRACE
Copy the outline of the picture onto some 140 lb cold press watercolor paper. This is the heavy paper that will not buckle when it gets wet. Tracing through the heavy paper may be hard, I have a light I shine under the paper to trace, but if you can't shine a light through you can try holding it against a window with the light coming through and tracing it.

FIRST WASH
With a medium sized brush use watery color and lay down the first layer of color. The background is completed in this step. Use blue behind the flower and a blue lavender behind the bottom where the stem and leaves are. Mixing a little lavender with the blue gives a stronger contrast to the green stem and leaves. After the lavender dries, you may want to lay some more blue on top of it.

The flower is yellow petals and orange center. The leaves and stem are green.

SECOND WASH
While it is all still mostly damp but not really wet.
    * Dab a touch of orange at the tips of the petals and at the part where they touch the center.
    * Dab little dots of brown into the center.
    * Mix a darker green by adding a touch (only a touch) of red to some green and put in shadows.

LET IT DRY
After the work done so far have dried then add the finishing touches. You want to use a small brush for the finish.
Mix a little orange and yellow and using the tip of the brush draw shadows between the petals.
Mix a little brown and orange and add dots for the seeds in the middle.
Mix more dark green and draw the lines in the leaves.

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