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Monster Drawing with Textures and Adjectives

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This monster drawing makes teaching adjectives a ton of fun!
Kids will experiment with oil pastels and create textures to match adjectives like shaggy and bumpy. 
See my 3 favorite texture ideas in this blog post with step-by-step photos for each one.
 

Media Experiments

You might want to start this lesson out by having students experiment with different media or different techniques.  This page is included in Expressive Monkey’s Monster Adjectives: Fun Drawing & Texture Art Lesson.  Along with the drawing and coloring pages in this lesson, you get a page of monster adjectives and texture ideas. 
 
the media experiments page filled in with experiments
 
 
 

Art Supplies

I made the media experiments and monsters in this blog post with various combinations of watercolors, oil pastels and mineral oil.  This is my first time trying out Maped oil pastels.  I like that they are thick and go on very sooth.  I can also appreciate that they are triangular and less likely to roll off the table.  You can see the all of Maped supplies here.
 
 

Monster Drawing Steps

This monster uses oil pastels and watercolors to make a kind, colorful, bumpy monster. 

 
 
the steps to make a kind colorful bumpy monster
 
 
 
 

Monster with a Shaggy Texture

 
This monster drawing uses oil pastels that were textured with a q-tip dipped in mineral oil.  As a result, the oil pastel has a texture that looks like brushstrokes.  For this reason, the word I used to describe this texture is shaggy.
 
the steps to make a rainbow colored monster with oil pastels
 
 
 
 

Monster Drawing with a Furry Texture

 
I’ve used green, blue, and yellow oil pastels for the friendly, green, furry monster.  I used a paper towel to blend the colors together to create a light green.  On top of the light green, I added red lines to make a furry looking texture.
the steps to make a friendly green furry monster
 
 
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A cartoon monster drawn large on a piece of paper with a smile on its face and 2 sharp teeth hanging down from its smile. The monster has an implied texture made with water-soluble oil pastels. The text says, "Step-by-Step Demo - Monster Textures with Oil Pastels".
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Stacey Peters

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I create engaging drawing resources that help students build confidence and express themselves through art. I'm a former elementary art teacher of 25 years turned business owner. Giving you the tools you need to bring more drawing into your classroom brings me joy.

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