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Friday, September 16, 2016

How To Paint a Picture of a Man Playing A Guitar.

This printable art lesson and the worksheet below is perfect for the young artist. It will help to give a foundation for basic painting.

I made this worksheet as a hand out to give my art students so they could take it home and practice painting on their own. Parents, teachers and homeschool families will be able to use this to inspire and encourage basic art skills in their students.

Learning to paint takes time and practice. Do not give up if your work does not turn out the way you had hoped. Frustration is a good sign- it shows that you have the gift of art and that you just need to get your skills up to the level of your talent, so paint and draw every day and soon you will be making beautiful pictures. Bookmark this site and come back to try other projects I am always adding more.

If you like this project you might also like How to Paint The Sorrowing Angel 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.
 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 Man With Guitar, Worksheet

Here are two files that have been updated to print better.

CLICK HERE for a file in photo format.
CLICK HERE for a file in a universal portable 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.)


Trace the design on watercolor paper. If it is too hard to trace try to hold it against a window with the light coming through to see it better.

Use watery brown for the background and watery blue for the floor. Drop in a little mustard yellow into the brown and a little violet and lavender into the blue floor to give it some life.

For the first layer of the clothing use a very light blue for the shirt and dark blue for the pants, hat, and shoes.

Mix a little red with the mustard yellow for the guitar body.


Use a darker light blue and add details and shadows to the shirt. Use black and go over the pants, shoes, hat, and socks but leave some of the blue showing for highlights.

Use orange-brown for the skin, after it dries mix dark brown for the shadows in the face and hands. Use red-brown to detail the guitar. Use yellow for the chair and blue-brown for the shadows on the chair.  With the tip of the brush "Draw" the beard, and eyelashes.

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

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(c)Adron Dozat 9/16/16