The vocabulary of color starts with a color wheel. This is a fast, simple one that only needs crayons. Very lightly draw an equilateral triangle in the center of the paper, then overlay an inverted equilateral triangle over it, to make a six-pointed star shape. Add the color swatches to the triangles, first with primary, then secondary. Add the tertiary colors in the spaces between. the triangles. Erase the pencil lines and write the vocabulary underneath the wheel for future reference:
primary colors: yellow, blue, red
secondary colors: green, violet, orange
tertiary colors: blue-green, yellow-orange, red-violet, etc.
complimentary colors: colors across from each other - ex. yellow and purple; blue and orange
analogous colors: colors next to each other - i.e., red, red-violet and violet
neutral colors: brown, black, grey
Warm and Cool Abstract Faces
After a drawing lesson about face proportions, students look at some Picasso portraits, both realistic and abstract. They then draw abstract faces with black markers. Last, they add some color, using tissue paper collage, colored pencils, crayons, or whatever.
Crayon Resist Contour Drawing with Watercolor Overlay
Blind contour drawings were done from observation with white crayon on white construction paper, cut to 8x16. Watercolor was painted over the drawings, with bleed encouraged with a water spray bottle.
To keep the work from crinkling up due to the wet paper, I wait until they are almost dry, stack them, cover with a clean sheet of paper and lay something heavy on top of the stack to press them.
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