Monster Drawing & Oil Pastels
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What are Warm & Cool Colors?
I painted the monster using more “warm colors” after using the oil pastels.
What are warm colors?
Warm colors, like red, orange, and yellow, remind us of the sun and fire. Artists use warm colors to give a picture a warm feeling.
Cool colors like blue, purple, and green remind us of cool water and shadows. Artists use cool colors to give a picture a cool feeling.
Plastic Wrap Watercolor Technique
Make sure the paint is still wet when you apply the plastic wrap.
If it’s not wrinkled when you first put it down, then you can carefully move it around with your fingers.
The plastic wrap will need to stay in place until the paint is dry.
Drying could take several hours. Therefore, don’t plan on removing the watercolor during the same art class as you painted.
Waiting is always the hardest part!
Finished Warm & Cool Monsters
I hope you have fun creating a textured monster with this watercolor technique using plastic wrap.
- Have you ever tried making a watercolor resist with oil pastels?
- Will you use warm or cool colors?
- Do you need some inspiration to make monster drawings?
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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Did you use watercolor paper?
You certainly could. But I used drawing paper. Watercolor paper would have stayed a little flatter. Thanks for your question. I need to get my notification email updated….sorry for the delayed response!