Dropping rubbing alcohol on wet watercolor produces unusual textures in watercolor which reminds me of spots on a monster. Students will love experimenting with this art technique and seeing the unexpected results!
In addition, using contrasting colors on a monster drawing is a fun way to practice using color theory.
Monster Drawing & Contrasting Colors
I used Expressive Monkey’s How To Draw Monsters to come up with a monster drawing. I used the Contrasting Colors lesson to come up with 2 contrasting colors. In this example I’m using red and green for my monster. Red and green are contrasting colors because they are color opposites or color complements on the color wheel. Therefore they are across from each other and when used side-by-side, they make each other look brighter.
The Magic of Oil Pastels
Mixing Colors on the Paper
Using a Variety of Colors
Textures in Watercolor with Alcohol
Using a Q-tip for Textures in Watercolor
Tip for Your Littles
The Finished Monster!
Here are some fun monster drawing sets:
- Ugly Monster Math
- Monster Drawing & Coloring Free Sample
- Monster Drawing & Coloring using Textures & Adjectives
- How to Draw Monsters
- Monster Roll & Draw Activity
- Monster Coloring
The Benefits of Drawing
Use this infographic to display in your room or share with parents, administrators, or other teachers as a way to point out some of the academic benefits of learning to draw. While they are not the only reason for using drawing as part of a balanced curriculum, they are certainly worthy of celebrating and may help you advocate for including drawing as part of your art or classroom learning experiences.
You can read more about The Benefits of Drawing in this blog post.
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