The content of this blog, including my art and worksheets, are copyright protected. I do give permission to reproduce for personal and classroom uses a reasonable, limited amount of my content. You do not need to contact me to ask for permission. All other use is forbidden. For more details see the permissions and restrictions statement in the footer.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

How to Paint A Picture of a Tiger Butterfly Worksheet

This little lesson and printable worksheet are a good practice and skill builder for any artist. I designed this as a lesson for some of my students who wanted to paint Teachers and parents can 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. If you paint every day and experiment with techniques it will not be long before you are making beautiful pictures. 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.
How To Paint a Picture Of A Tiger Butterfly


Here are two files that are upgraded to print better on different printers.

CLICK HERE for a file in JPEG photo format.
CLICK HERE for a file in PDF format. (This is a PDF type file, 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 PROJECT NOTES

TRACING
Start by tracing the design onto 140 lb watercolor paper. If the paper is too heavy to see through then hold it against a window with the light shining through and you should be able to trace it.

FIRST WASH
Wet the background with clear water then do a nervous zig-zag with a medium brush full of watery green, and dabble a little blue into the green so it has a shadowy effect in random places.
Use a watery yellow for the yellow parts of the butterfly.
Put yellow-orange in the center of the flower.
NOW LET THIS STEP DRY

SECOND WASH
Use a darker green for the stem and leaf.
Use the tip of a small brush to draw the flower. Use a pale blue. The flower is supposed to be white let the paper be the color and just outline it.
Mix purple and paint the purple area on the wings. Mix orange and add the dots of orange.
NOW LET THIS STEP DRY

Use a little light blue and add shade to the flower.
Add darker orange dots to the petal of the flower.

THE MOST IMPORTANT PART
Take your time this may take more time than everything else put together.
Mix some purple black and use a small brush to paint in the black pattern on the butterfly's wings.

Mix a little dark green by adding a little red or brown to green and put shadow in the leaf and stem.

(c) Adron 4/19/16

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

To find more like it see the labels at the right, use the search-box above, or choose one of the favorites in the left sidebar.  I am sure you will find one you like.


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