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Art for Kids: Drawing & Painting 6 Animal Portraits with Acrylic Paint

Em Winn, Teacher, Art Instructor, Artist

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14 Lessons (1h 25m)
    • 1. Introduction, Course Goals, and Examples of Projects

      2:01
    • 2. Supplies You Will Need for This Course

      3:17
    • 3. Step 1: How to Design, Draw, and Outline a Bird

      7:46
    • 4. Step 2: Paint a Bird

      6:16
    • 5. Step 1: Design, Draw, and Outline a Rabbit

      6:11
    • 6. Step 2: Paint a Rabbit

      5:13
    • 7. Step 1: Design, Draw, and Outline a Frog

      5:47
    • 8. Step 1: Design, Draw, and Outline a Frog

      3:55
    • 9. Step 1: Design, Draw, and Outline a Monkey

      6:02
    • 10. Step 2: Paint a Monkey

      8:41
    • 11. Step 1: Design, Draw, and Outline a Dog

      6:59
    • 12. Step 2: Paint a Dog

      5:10
    • 13. Step 1: Design, Draw, and Outline an Elephant

      6:47
    • 14. Step 2: Paint an Elephant

      10:59

About This Class

Are you looking for a quality Art Course for your child?

Would you like an experienced art teacher guiding your child through the creative process?

The Painting Animal Art Portraits course may be just what you are looking for! Designed with beginners in mind, this course is perfect for children ages 6-10 years old. With a total of 6 fun and unique acrylic art painting projects, your child will learn the skills to create masterpieces of their own long after the course is complete.

There are two steps in each art project:

  • Step 1: Design, Draw, and Outline Animal Portrait onto Paper
  • Step 2: Paint Animal Portrait

The process used to teach each art project is a kid-tested, step-by-step method that will both inspire and delight your child into drawing and painting action! This process involves observing, following instructions, and creating until the student is happy with the desired outcome.

Students will learn basic acrylic painting techniques and apply these techniques to complete each project. TheĀ Painting Animal Art Portraits course is designed to give children the tools they need to begin their artistic journey into self-expression, reflection, and creative thinking.

Supplies and materials needed for this course:

Let's start creating!

Transcripts

1. Introduction, Course Goals, and Examples of Projects: Hey, friends. How are you? I hope you're having a good day today. My name is Miss M, and I am excited about this opportunity to be able to teach you this course. This is my design draw and paint animal portrait course. This course was designed especially for kids. This is a beginning, drawing and painting course. What that means is that if you do not have any experience at all, you can still be successful in this course. You might be wondering what we are going to create in this course. In this course, we will be using acrylic paints to create six animal portrait. It's so if you love animals and you love painting, you love art. You really might want to consider this course. All right. I hope to see you on the inside of this course by 2. Supplies You Will Need for This Course: Hey, friends. How are you? I hope you're having a great day. Thank you for tuning into my course. I am excited about teaching this course to you. I'm really happy that you were here with me today. Listen, what I wanted to do before we start with our projects is I wanted to create this video. So you understand the supplies and materials that you will need for every single project in this course, the the items that I have might be a little bit different than the items that you have in. That's OK. We'll just try to work with it. Sound good. All right. So let's get started. The first thing that you will need is some sort of paper to paint on. I have an acrylic paint painting paper that I like to use. However, you can use any type of paper that you'd like as long as it's a little bit thick. It needs to be thicker than your normal average copy paper. So if you have a piece of thick paper that would work the best. So I hope that you have that available to you. The next thing that you will need are acrylic paints in various colors. Thes paints are a little bit different from watercolor paints. You don't need to use water with these. They're a little bit thicker and the coverage is more solid. So I'm I have quite a few different colors here. If you don't have all of these colors, that's okay. Or if you would like to make some of the colors together, that would be great as well. It is up to you another thing that you will need or some paintbrushes. Different people like to use different sizes of paintbrushes. I just have some examples here of the paint brushes that I will most likely use during these projects. So I have a smaller one medium size one in a little bit bigger. Whatever you have, it's fine if you only have one paintbrush available. That's OK as well, because the next thing that I'd like to talk about his water so water is great because we convince our brushes out and with acrylic paint, it's important to rent your brush out if you want to use another color of paint. If you don't want them to mix together, of course, and then what you can do is use a paper towel, which is the next item that I'd like to share with you to kind of dap the water off of your paintbrush. So water, clean water preferably and a paper towel really, really helps. Another thing that I would suggest is some sort of a plate. Some people like to use paper, please, for easy clean up. And some people like to use porcelain plates. Any type of thing that you'd like to use, even a piece of paper. If you don't have a paper plate, that would be fine as well. And then we will need a pencil with an eraser for all of our projects. So if you could gather these supplies together, that would be great. Then we will be able to get started. All right? I'm excited. I hope you're excited as well. And I will see you in just a minute. By 3. Step 1: How to Design, Draw, and Outline a Bird: Hey, friends, how are you? I hope you're having a good day today. Today we are going to be creating a portrait of up bird. So let's get started. The first thing that will want to dio with our pencil is create a box on our paper about an inch and 1/2 in from each edge. Does it have to be perfect? Absolutely not. All right, inside of our box. What we're going to do is create our actual bird. Now, birds have different shapes. So I'm going to create just a simple bird and let me show you the shape that I'm going to use. If you'd like to use something different, no problem. So basically his head curve line in a little bit of his neck. Now on the top, right here on his crown, I'm going to put some decoration. So I think what I'm going to dio is I'm going to maybe makesem curve lines like this coming down and then coming out from each one of these. I'm going to make a straight line and it's okay if I go a little bit out of my frame. No problem. Just creates a little bit more interest and then at the top, I think I'm going to just put some circles. If you decide to use this design, you can put stars or hearts. I appreciate that. You'd like I'm just going to put some circles just like that. All right, Now let me go to the inside of my birds face and birds air. Very simple. They just have secu eyes. The relatively small and white said and then a little beak. Oh, you look so cute. I really like him. Now down here at the bottom in the neck area, you could make some some fancy designs, if you like. Keep in mind we're going to be using a paintbrush with some black paint to outline. So, um, to get really detailed, it's gonna be a little bit difficult because we're going to be using a thick black line, so keep that in mind when you are creating your design or pattern. So I think what I'm going to do is I'm going to just make ah line just like this and who may be another line and then fill it in with a few circles just like that, and then down here at the bottom. I think maybe I think I'm just gonna leave that plane just now that I'm looking at it. Maybe at one more half circle right here. So it's up to you on what you like. So I think that now that I'm looking at my bird, I want him to be just kind of a little bit more simple. So I see just one thing that I need to erase right here, and then that's it. Then we're going to be ready for painting. So what I'm going to do is I'm going to take my black paint. I'm going to shake it up and get kind of groupie. Sometimes I'm going to we's out a little bit onto my plane and I'm going to start with my smaller paintbrush and I'm going to start this time at the top. I normally say Start from the inside and go out, but his face is very simple, so I think I'm going to kind of start at the top and mingle moved down, and that way my hand won't get stuck in the paint. For example, if I started down here at the bottom with my paint than my hand for on by accident. Kind of rested on here. I'd get black paint all over, which isn't a problem, because it washes off right away. But what happens is sometimes you'll transfer the ink on your hand and it'll go all over your paper. So I've done that a couple of times, and I've kind of learned from that mistakes. I wanted to kind of warn you about that. So I'm going to start at the top, maybe with his little crown, and I'm just going to make some dark black lines. And if you if you look at me paint, you'll notice that I have to keep dipping. Dipping, dipping, dipping quite a bit. All right. No problem. So what I'm going to do isn't going to speed up the video. So you can either watch me do my outline or you are welcome to, uh, just start on your own outline, and then I will meet you back here, and we will get started on the next part. Our project. So see, in a minute. - All right, friends. So I wanted to show you a couple of things. The first thing is, if you can see right here. There's a little bit of pencil mark that I didn't cover. That's okay if that ever happens to you, why I have some right here inside this dot to the thing about it is with acrylic paint. It will cover up all of that stuff. Okay, so if you don't cover something with your paint, no problem, because when you are filling in, we will be able to cover that up. Now for his eyes, I've showed this show this tip before. I like to have a nice round. I So I use the bottom part of the paintbrush, and I put maybe four or five dips, and then I can make sure that I get a nice round I because I like it when my eyes air credible round, and it's pretty tricky. It's pretty difficult to make around I or an oval I when you are using your paintbrush because the bristles on the brush they spread out. See, they just kind of fan out. So watch what? What happens if you try to make around I. It's a little bit more difficult. It's doable, but it's a little bit more difficult, right? And they get kind of big. All right, So what I'm going to do now is I'm going to let this guy dry. He needs to dry completely. And I've said this before. He needs to dry completely, because if we paint him when the black paint is wet than the black paint will spread around to other parts of your painting. And sometimes it does look really cool. But for this particular project, we're going to let him totally dry. And then we'll come back when he's totally dry and we will paint the insight of the picture . All right, so I'll see a little bit by. 4. Step 2: Paint a Bird: Hey, friends were back and our birdie is dry, so we are ready to paint. So what I did first is I decided on the colors that I'd like to use for my bird. And I put some out on my palette, my paper plate palette. And these are the colors that I have chosen. Now, you might not have the same colors available to you or you would you might like to use different colors. And of course, that is fine. You should use what you'd like to use or what is available to you. So what I'm going to Dio is I'm just going to choose one of my paintbrushes. Probably this one right here. And I am going to start PT. And while I do that, you can either watch me paint because I'm going to speed up my video or you can start painting your own bird. What I like to do is I like to start in the middle or at the top. And the reason why is because I don't want my hand to get into the paint. So I'm just going to start painting. I do have to tell you what I like to do is I like to dip my paintbrush in a paint, and then I like to double load it with white. Sometimes, or sometimes I like to mix different colors together, maybe, like yellow and orange colors that air that are similar to one another. Okay, so yeah, here I go. - Alrighty , friends. I'm back. And I really like the way that this bird has turned out. What I'd like to say is that some people would prefer to go over the black lines again. So the outline is a little bit more solid. And I mentioned in this in a couple of my other courses are a couple of my other videos. I like it the way that it is right now. I don't mind if a little bit of paint gets on the black. A little bit of the colored paint gets on the black. I actually like that look, So I'm going to keep mind like this. But if you feel like you'd like to go over your black again, then I think that that's probably what you should do. The last thing that I'm going to do is I'm going to get some black for his eyes because one thing that I really do like, I like really nice round black eyes. So I'm going to take the end of my paintbrush, and I'm just going to go over the eyes on my bird so that they can be nice and round and stand out. And actually, I'm not sure if you noticed this, but when I was creating the dots on my birds crown and these these dots right here, I was actually using the bottom part of my paint. Russia's well, so it just makes like it just makes a nice round the shape. So there you go. I hope you like and most of all, I hope you like your bird that you create it. I want to say one more thing. If you notice my water now, you noticed If you watch my video speeded up, you notice that I kept dipping and wiping and cleaning off my brushes. That's something that I like to do a lot because I like to have a lot of the times I like to have a pure color and I dont like it mixed with another color. So I did mix the yellow and the orange for the actual burned. I think he looks really nice, but a lot of times I like to clean my brush, wipe it off and then get started with the new color. All right. I hope to see you soon. Bye. 5. Step 1: Design, Draw, and Outline a Rabbit: Hey, friends. How are you? I hope you're having a great day today. Today we will be creating a bunny portrait. So let's get started. The first thing that we're going to do is we are going to create a frame for our money. And we are going to basically go about an inch and 1/2 inside from the edge of our paper, and we're going to make up box. That box does not have to be perfect just like that. All right, After we do that, we're going to create our bunny and our bunny. His head is going to be. It's going to take up pretty much the whole space in here. And we have to leave room for his ears because his ears are relatively tall. So his head is going to be middle lower of our paper. And we're just going to create a round circle a fairly large, and then we're going to make his ears so his heirs air very long upside down use. And do you see how I went over that initial line? That's okay. No problem. Will he raise that lying inside in a little bit? All right, now we're going to go down to the bottom and we're going to create his shoulders and his neck just like this inside his ears were going to make some smaller upside down use and then on the inside of Hiss face, we're going to create his eyes wide set, if you like. If you can think of some different ways to make money, eyes just go for it. And then we're going to make a little triangle nose a little now and maybe two or three whiskers. And I also like to make some little cheeks. I like to make these cheeks, not with the dark black, but I want to keep in mind that I want to make some little pink cheeks on my bunny. All right, that's basically it for Bunny. Now this is a Siris of paintings that I'm doing with you. That actually everything's very simple because we're just learning how to outline and design and draw, so it's going to be very, very simple. If you'd like your bunny to be a little bit more detailed, now is the time to work on that with your pencil. But keep in mind that are Black Line is going to be relatively thick. So now that I have my bunny and I'm happy with her, what I'm going to do is I'm going to erase these lines inside of her ears and then I'm going to start painting with my black line. So I have my paint already poured out, and I am going to start this time at the top of my piece of paper. Normally, I see start in the middle and come out, but because there's very little detail in the middle, I'm just going to start up the top with hurt years. OK, so I'm just going to create my line notice it's it's print sick. So if you like a thinner line than this, then you just use a smaller paintbrush so minus pretty thick I happen to like, really thick black lines when I'm doing art for kids. So that's what I'm going to be doing for all of these projects in this series. So what I'm going to do is speed up this video. If you'd like to watch me, that would be great. Watch me speed pain, or you can get started outlining your bunny. I'll meet you back here in just a few minutes. Hi, friends. Okay, I am back. And I wanted to show you something to create a nice round circle for the I. I've shown this in different videos. But what I like to do is I like to use the other end of the paintbrush the bottom part, and I like to dip it in the paint, rolling around a little, and then that makes a nice round. I So if you'd like to do that, if you want rant. Nice round bunny eyes. That's what I would suggest. All right, So what I'm going to do at this point is I am going to let my bunny dry, and then I will meet you back here in a little bit after my bunnies dry, and then we can start painting Kim. All right. I'll see in a little bit by 6. Step 2: Paint a Rabbit: Hey, friends, Welcome back. My bunny is dry. So I wanted to show you some some ideas that I have when I'm going to paint her so you can choose the colors that you have available to you. Any colors will do what I would suggest to start by planning out which colors you'd like to use. That way you won't be wasteful, and you can just kind of have a plan as to where you want to go. So I've decided that I would like my bunny to be a light pink. So I'm going to admit mix a pink with some white and then the inside of her ears. I'd like to be a darker pink, and then I like to use some yellow and some green for the background, said the background. And then for the frame. I didn't like to use yellow and green, So let's get started. The first thing that I'm going to Dio is find my paintbrush and I'm going Teoh, dip it in the white in the pink. This is called double loading. So I put a little bit of white on there and a little bit of pink. Now watch what happens, comes out pretty light. Like a nice, nice, soft pink bunny does not get better than that, right? So you dip it in the white and you dip it in the pink so you don't. At this point, you don't need to be too careful about going over the black lines. You can either leave it as is where a little bit of the colored paint is going over the black line. That's how I like to leave it usually, or you can go over it again after you're finished painting with the color with the pink. Then you can go over the black line again. It's totally up to you in whatever your style is whatever you like. So what I'm going to do is I'm going to speed up this video and I will come back, talk to you after I'm finished. I just want to make one note. Do you see how I see some some white streaks in there with the pink? I like that look, so I'm going to keep them there. I'm not going to just keep going over and over and blending them in, so whatever you like is up to you you can try a few different things, and then you can come up with your own style. So I will see you in a minute. - All right, friends. I'm finished. And I think she looks really cute. I hope you like her. I hope you had fun with this project. I just want to show you one more thing in this area. See? Right here, actually, all over the painting, but especially in this area. My green paint went over the black white a bit. Now what? Some people like to dio just so you know, is after they're all finished painting and they're painting dries a little bit. Then what you could do is you can get some more black, and then you can go over that again If that bothers you, that that your pain is over onto the black. Like I said before, I like the look of that. So I'm going to keep it like that. But feel free to do whatever you like. If you want to put some designs in your frame or anywhere else that's up to you, you just have to do what you want to do. Because this is your artwork. All right. I hope you had fun. I'll see you later. Bye. 7. Step 1: Design, Draw, and Outline a Frog: Hey, friends, how are you? I hope you're having a great day today. Today we will be creating a frog portrait. So let's get started. The first thing that you want to do is create a box on your paper About an inch or an inch and 1/2 in from the edges of your paper. Doesn't have to be perfect. So this is actually where we're going to put our frog face, This frogs going to be peeking in from the side. So let's make a curved line that looks like this Now, at the top of this current line, we're going to make some eyes, so his eyes are going to be well, you could put your eyes wherever you'd like, but I think looking at this one, I think I would like to put my eyes for my frog coming out of the top of his head. Just like that. Notice it goes across this line, but that's OK. No problem. Now I'm going to create another line on top of the first line just like this. And then on the inside of these semi circles, these half circles, I'm going to put hiss I desirable now you can get creative on the inside of your frogs face . I like to create a really large smile when I create frogs. So I put a straight line right underneath the area of the eyes, attach a large you to that and then put another straight line on the inside. And I'm going to create some teas, some huge frog teeth. I don't even know if frogs have teeth, do they? I need to look that one at because I should know that you don't think they dio but this frog does have teeth, all right. The thing about it is when you are creating cartoons, you could do pretty much whatever you want. Okay? How does that look? He looks really silly. And I love him. All right, that's it for frog. So what we're going to do next is we are going Teoh paint on our lines. So I'm going to start whom I'm going to start at the top and paint down so my hand doesn't rest in any paint. So I think I'm going to start with the lines this time going to start with the lines and I'm going to have to dip and dip independent because this paintbrush is a relatively small . So what I'm going to do is I am going to speed up this video of May painting my frog and then I will meet you back here. How does that sound? Does that sound like a good idea? All right. I'll see in a minute. Alrighty, Friends, I'm back. I really think he's funny and silly, and I really like him. So I hope you like him, Teoh. I hope the ears turned out great as well. ID like to show you a trick for the eyeballs. I've shown this before, so you might already know it. But if you take the bottom part of your paintbrush and you dip it in your paint and then you put it on your paper, you roll it around a little bit. You can get a nice round circle. So I think that that's one of the best tips that I was ever shown when I had an art teacher just like that. So what we're going to do now is we're going to allow our frog to dry, and then we're going to paint him. So the reason why we're letting him dry is because if we started painting him right now, all of the colors would mix in with the black. And it's cool sometimes. But for this particular project, we're going to let him dry. First the outline dry first, and then we are going to paint him with some bright colors. Alrighty. All right, I'll see you soon. Bye. 8. Step 1: Design, Draw, and Outline a Frog: Hey, friends, Welcome back. Here's my frog. I think he's looking pretty cool. His nice and dry. I actually looked up that question that I had about frogs do frogs have teeth, and I did find out that a lot of frogs do have tea. They are typically carnivores, which means that they are meat eater, so they need to grip that meat and do their teeth look like this Generally, Probably not these air some big old teeth at this frog has. But that's the cool thing about about art. When you're creating cartoons, you can pretty much do whatever you want. That's why I like to draw cartoons. So what we're going to do is we're going to take our painting, and we are going to decide what colors that we'd like to put on her painting. So I am going to use some cool colors. Today we have some some green, some blue and some turquoise, and I'm going to mix those three colors with a little bit of white. So what I'm going to do is I'm just going to start pain T when I get to the teeth and the inner part of the eye, I'm just going to leave those white because I'd like them to kind of pop out. So at this point, what I'm going to do is I'm going to just start painting. You can either watch me paid to see what I do, or you can go ahead and start your own painting. It's totally up to you at the end of my painting will come back and say goodbye, but I am excited about you doing this project. So let's get started. Hi, friends. Okay. I am finished with my frog painting. I hope you like him. But most of all, I hope you like your own. This is what my hope is for you. I hope that you are enjoying these lessons. But mostly I hope that you're having fun painting on your own. I would like to go over a couple of things. The first thing is, if you notice my black line is covered up a little bit with the paint. That's my preference. That's what I like. That's the look that I like. However, some people do like to go over there black line again. So if you're one of those people, feel free to do that at this point. That's that's something that you should be doing if that's the look that you like. So I hope you had fun. I hope to see you next time and have a good day. Bye. 9. Step 1: Design, Draw, and Outline a Monkey: Hey, friends, how are you? I hope you're having a Super Day today. I know I am. And I'm excited about teaching you this next lesson. So let's get started. We're going to be creating a monkey, a monkey portrait. So the first thing that we're going to do is we are going to create a frame for our monkey . So we're going to make some straight lines, basically a box honor paper about an inch and 1/2 in on each side. Now, the next thing that we're going to do is we're going to create our monkey and her monkey's head is going to be very large, and it's going to fill up most of this inside block on this piece of paper. So we're going to have a circle large circle that's going to be his head now coming out from the sides were going to make his ears, and those are going to be the letter C and a backwards letter C. Then we're going to create his body, actually just part of this body. So maybe just his shoulders curve line coming down, curve line coming down and let's see, let's put some wide set eyes on him and let's create his mouth area. So that is a sideways oval with a curved line in the middle. And I you shape for his tongue just like that. Now you can make his tail. Some people like to make his tail coming up out of the back. Or what you could do is you can create a tail coming out from the side wherever you think that a tail would fit the best, you can create a tale, or you can pretend like your monkey's tail is down behind him kind of lower than his body. And if you don't want to create a tail, it'll so I think what I'll do is I'll make a tail right here. Swirly tail, just like that. If you'd like to put some little hairs on his head, that would be cute to I think I'm going to meet Leave my monkey just like this. All right, keep in mind, we're going to be using kind of a thick black line, So a lot of detail will not be possible because the the line will be it just a little bit too thick. So let's get started on our painting. I have my fresh. If you'd like to use a thinner than brush than this, that would be fine. I have my paint already poured out, so I'm just going to start painting. I'm going to start painting towards the top and moving down so my hand doesn't get in the way. So I'm going to start actually with the frame. And you know what? I forgot to dio friends. I forgot to erase these areas right here. Teachers forget to do stuff sometimes too. So what I'm going to do is, after all of this is finished, then I will only raise this one because I don't want to chance it smearing. So after it's all finished and dried, then I'll go back and erase that. Okay. All right. No problem. All right. So I'm just going to continue on with this. I'm going to speed up the video. It's going to look like I'm speed painting. And yeah, you can watch, May paint or you can start your picture. It is up to you. Here I go. All right, friends. There we have it. There's our monkey. I think it looks pretty cute. I wanted to remind you that for the eyes. I used the other end of the paintbrush and I just dipped it into my paint and I It made a nice circular eyeball. So what we're going to do now is we're going to allow this little guy to dry, and we want to make sure that he's totally dry so them black does not smear into our other bright colors. OK, I hope you like him. I'll see you soon by 10. Step 2: Paint a Monkey: Hey, friends, Welcome back. My painting is dry and he is looking good. All right. The first thing that I'm going to do is I'm going to erased that pencil mark right inside his ear that I forgot to do last time. So let me do that all better. Now, what I'm going to do isn't going to take a look at my monkey portrait and I am going to decide something. I'm going to decide what colors I'd like to use for my monkey and my monkey portrait. So because this is kind of like a cartoon, I'm not going to be using realistic colors. And it's up to you because this is your artwork. If you'd like to use realistic colors or if you would like to use color there that are just kind of fun and maybe nonsensical. So I think that I am going to start out with maybe like, a purple monkey and I already have my palette here of colors that I'm going to use. And then in that background, I'm going to use some blue and green. I haven't decided which colors I'm going to use where this red is for his little mouth his tongue and I'm going to use this for his face area, his nose area and his ears. So I'm going to get started with a brush. I think this size brush right here. I like this size brush. You can go bigger or smaller, depending on what you have available to you. And I'm just going to start, did being my paint and then I'm just going to start painting. What I like to do is I like to add a little bit of white to my to my colors, so that is totally up to you. I want you to know that because this is your own piece of artwork, you should be able to dio what you like. So notice I'm not being super careful when it comes to coloring or putting paint, I should say on the black line See how I went over it a little bit. That's okay in my in my mind, because I like that. Look, if you want to be a little bit more careful with your lines, that's okay. I want to show you something else to see how I went over the I. And it got to be a little bit smaller than it was before. What I'm going to dio is I am going to go back after this Pain is dry and I'm going to fix that because I'd like it to be nice and round. So when you're painting, it's kind of hard to make sure that you stay in the lines, especially when you're using a paint like this in a paintbrush that's a little bit thicker . So there we go. You know, I'm going to go down to his body because I like his body to be purple as well. And what I'm going to do is I'm just going to speed up this video so you can either watch me paint very quickly or you can start your own painting. It is up to you. What I did want to mention is when you get to the border, which is the outside here, the frame you can either paint it a solid color or you can put different designs inside the frame. I know a lot of people like to do that, so that is totally up to you. Uh, but I like to leave my frame for the last so that way I can see what the actual subject looks like in a little bit of the background. And then I could make a decision on the frame. So I'm going to go ahead and speed up this video. Let me show you one more thing before I do that. As you can see, I'm finished with my purple. So what I'm going to do isn't going to take my water. And I'm going to gently rinse this purple color out. Sometimes people like to mix the colors. For example, some people would like to mix the purple and maybe a blue. But I am deciding that I just want Teoh have a clean paintbrush because I want to have pure colors. So after I rinse it out, then I can dry it off with my handy dandy paper towel, and then I can start painting. All right, I'll see in a minute. - Alrighty , friends. What do you think? Think it looks pretty cool now. Like I said, I happen to like the look where the paint goes over the black outline a little bit if you do not like that, or if that bothers you or if you want to go over that outline again. Go for it. Just do that because I know a lot of painters. A lot of artists do do that. What I mean is this, like, let's say this tale right here Let's say you feel like it's just a little bit to coat covered with the other paint and you want to paint a little bit over that with the black. So what you would do is get a little bit of black on your paintbrush, and he would just go over it again, see how I'm going over the initial line, and then it shows that much better. And you could do that all the way around on your painting. It's up to you. Like I said before, I happen to like this type of a look. But different people like different things, and because this is your artwork, you should do what you like to dio. Now I do want to go over my eyes again because it is very tricky, very difficult when you are painting to get a very perfect circle around the eyes. So what I'm going to Dio is I am going to take the bottom hurt of my paintbrush. I'm going to dip it in the black and I'm going to go over those eyes because I really do like to have around I as much as I don't mind into the other stuff being covered up any of the other black parts being covered up, I really do like to have around I. So I'm going to just do this, That a little bit rounder. Now, this one looks a little bit bigger, so I want him to be a little bit more even cylindrical or to this site a little bit. Hey, look at that. What do you think? I think I really like him now. He's pretty wet right now, and I'm going to let him dry. And again. If you'd like to add any more detail onto your painting, now is the time to do it. If you'd like to add maybe some cute little polka dots around on the frame or some lines and stripes swirls, anything that you'd like to make it your own. Um, I think that would be a great idea. So I hope you enjoyed this lesson and I hope to see you next time. Bye. 11. Step 1: Design, Draw, and Outline a Dog: Hey, friends, how are you? I hope you're having a good day today. Today we will be creating a puppy dog, a puppy dog portrait. So let's get started. The first thing that we're going to do is create a frame for our puppy dog portrait. So we're going to make some straight lines about an inch and 1/2 inside edge of our paper. They don't have to be perfect. Just like that. You're using your pencil. I'm I'm pressing pretty hard right now. You don't need to press quite a SARD, but I want you to be able to see what I'm doing. So that's why I'm pressing pretty hard, all right. The next thing that we're going to Dio is we're going to create our puppy's head, and this is going to be a soft square, which actually means that we're going to make a square. But the corners are going to be kind of roundish. Now let's make some ears, anyway, that you like. Sometimes I like my ears to go off on a little bit of a different direction. Don't worry if this year is sticking out and at this year's sticking out past the frame. We're going to erase that in a little bit. Now let's make his shoulders in his body. So we're just going to come out with curved lines just like this now I think it would be nice if he had a caller on. Dogs need a caller. So if they do get out of there yard that they could be found and returned to their owner. And I'm going to put a few little circles on here for a little bit of decoration for the collar. I'm also going to put a dog tag on my dog, and then I'm going to fill it in with the design. I think I'm just going to use the letter X. I noticed that this is a very simple drawing because we will be using acrylic paints and acrylic paints when you're using them with thicker brush. There is not going to be quite as much detail for my puppy dogs eyes. I think what I'm going to do is make them nice and big and round, and when I say big, I mean huge. I'm going to make one very large and then one smaller one. I just like that look I think it looks a really fun. So if you'd like to do different eyes, feel free to do that as this is your artwork. So if you want to make your eyes the same size or you want to make them smaller or closer together, it's completely up to you. And then we're going to make a nose, which is just a oval and in a straight line down for his mouth. I think he looks pretty cute. All right, so now I'm going to go back and erase the areas, but I need to erase before I start painting. What's nice about acrylic paint is that a lot of this will be covered up. So most of the time, most the time. Not all the time. But most of the time, acrylic paint will cover up pencil mark, right? I think we're ready to paint. So what I'm going to do now is I'm going to get my brush. I think I'm going to use maybe this size brush you can use thicker, thinner, and I'm going to start by just outlining my dog with this black acrylic paint. Something to start at the top, and I'm going to come down to his ear. And the reason why I want to do that is because if I started at the bottom than my hand might go right into the paint. So I want to start at the top and go down or in the middle and go out. That's how usually suggests to start. So I'm gonna go ahead and do this notice. If I keep going and going and going, the paint runs out. So what I need to do is I need to keep reloading my brush so that I get enough paint on my piece of paper. Smaller brushes. You have to do that more frequently. Is my line going to be perfect? Probably not, but that's OK. I actually like things that aren't quite perfect. So I'm going to go ahead and outline my dog and I will be back in a minute. I'm going to speed up this video. So if you'd like to watch me do this, please feel free. Or you can get started outlining your dog while I'm doing this a swell. All right. I'll see you back when I'm finished outlining it. - All right, friends, I'm back. I really like how my dog looks. He looks really cute. I want to show you it a trick for his eyes to make them nice and round the pupils. What you do is you take the opposite and of your paintbrush. And I've showed this in other videos. So you might have seen this already. I take the opposite and and I dip it in my black paint and I could make a really nice round circle. It's kind of difficult to do if you have, um, a paintbrush. So that's what I like to do. That's my handy dandy tip for the day. Now what I'm going to dio is I'm going to allow my painting to dry, and I wanted to be totally dry when I put the colors on. And the reason why is because if I'm if it's not totally dry, then what happens is the black kind of smears along in with the colors, which is fine sometimes. But for this particular project, I would like the black to just stay where the black is right now. So I'm going to let it totally dry, and I'll be back in a few minutes. All right, See you later. Bye. 12. Step 2: Paint a Dog: Hi friends. I'm back and I have our cute little puppy dog here. I have decided on the colors that I would like to paint my puppy dog, and I squirt a little bit of paint out on my handy dandy paper plate. So that's what I usually used as my palate because it makes for easy clean up. Some people use like a dinner plate or something that they have purchased from the art store to put there, paints on. But I like to just use a paper clip paper plate, So I've chosen blue, red, purple, yellow and white. The dog is going to be blue. Call a red, yellow for the accents, purple for the frame and then yellow for the background. I chose white because I sometimes like to mix white into other paint colors, so you'll see how I do that as I go along and paint. So what I'm going to do is I'm going to choose a little bit of a thick or brush for the actual painting on the inside on on for the outline. I chose this brush right here, but I'm going for a little bit of a thicker brush for this. So I'm gonna start painting, and you could either watch me or you can go ahead and start your own painting. So I'll see you back here in just a few minutes. Hi, friends. Okay, I'm back. And I really like the artwork that I came up with today for this puppy dog. I like his colors. I like everything about him and want to mention a couple of things. First of all, he has his eyes that are nice and bright and white. I'm just going to leave them white. I'm deciding not to paint those in. Another thing is and I've said this on other videos as well. Some people like to go over there line again. So if you feel like you got a lot of paint on your lines and you'd like to go over them, that's fine. All you do is you take your paintbrush and a little bit of your black paint, and wherever you see that, you need to go over those lines again. You could just go over them and it will make more of a defining line. See how? See how that worked out. So I happen to like the look where a little bit of the color gets on the black and I've said that before. I just like the look of that. So I like the way that this turned out. If you like the way that years turns out, then you should be able to keep it that weight in the reason why is it because it's your artwork? And that's the really great thing about artwork. You get to do what you think looks good. So I hope you like this project. I hope you had fun with it, and I will see assume I. 13. Step 1: Design, Draw, and Outline an Elephant: Hey, friends, how are you? Well, come back. I hope you're having a good day today. Today we will be creating an elephant. So let's get started. What you will need for this part of the lesson is a pencil and some black paint and a paintbrush and a paper plate to put your paint on. So let's get started. The first thing that you want to dio is you will want to make a border with your pencil, and this is going to be a portrait of an elephant, which means just hiss face and a little bit of his shoulders. So that's our frame. It's OK if it's not perfect. I just made four straight lines coming about an inch and 1/2 inside your paper. The next thing that will want to do is create a elephant, and I'd like his head to be nice and big. So this is how you make an elephant's head, and it is tricky, so you might want to test it out a couple of times on your piece of paper. So basically what you'll want to dio let's start out with the straight line at the bottom of your paper area come up, come down this type of a shape. So this is the elephants trunk, and this is the part of his head. And then we're going to make his ears. So let me show you how I'm going to do that on a piece of paper. So I'm going to start out close to the bottom, Not all the way to the bottom, but maybe about an inch. App. I'm going to start out with a straight line, curve it, round it, curve it back down and close it up just like that. All right. On the inside, at the very bottom. Is there going to be a little nostrils? Actually, big nostrils, and then we're going to make two or three lines. I think I'm just going to do to now for the elephants ears. What I'm going to Dio is I'm going to come out from the top of his head, not the very top at the top side, and I'm going to make a curved lying coming out and then coming back in. That's one of his ears and the same thing on the other side. This is kind of a tricky shape as well So you'll want to practice that a little bit now. You might be thinking, Oh, my goodness. She went outside of the lines. These lines right here for a border. No problem. Don't worry about that. Because his his portrait is going to come a little bit outside, and that's that's going to be OK, Actually look really neat. Now for the bottom part, we're just going to go like this, These air going to be his shoulders. Okay. How does that look? All right. Elephants have relatively small eyes, so I'm going to just make some eyes over here and a far apart. Oh, he looks so cute. You want to put some little hairs on the top of his head? That would be cute as well, so it's very, very simple. But the lines that you used to create an elephant or kind of tricky, just so you know. Okay, the next thing that we're going to dio is we are going to erase the area that is inside of the ear that create we created for a border. Okay, if it doesn't erase all the way, that's okay. No problem. Just do the best that you can just like that. Okay, That way we won't get confused when we're painting with our black paint. So good. Okay, So what we're going to do now is we're going to take our black paint, and we're going to dip small amounts of paint onto her paintbrush, and this is a pretty large area to paint. So what I usually suggest is start on the inside pain on the inside and go out. But this guys, Hey, he doesn't have a lot of detail on the inside of his face, so I'm just going to start with his head. So I'm just going to do the best that I can all the way around. Make sure my paintbrush has quite a bit of paint on it, and I have to dip, dip, dip, keep dipping and dipping and dipping. No problem. So I'm going to speed up this video, and you can either watch me as I'm speed painting, or you can start your own painting in your own eye outlines. That's up to you. Here we go. - All right, friends. I just wanted to show you one neat trick for the eyes. I'm going to dip the bottom part of my paintbrush into my paint. And then I am going to put that paint on his eyes and it will create a nice round. I It's really tricky to get around or a circle or a dot with this into the paint brush. So that's what I'm going to dio. All right, I really like the way that this little guy turned out and I'm going to go let him dry. And the reason is because if I started painting right now with different colors, they would get all smeared in with the black, the black would smear all over the place. I'm gonna let him dry, and then I will be back. Sienna mini by. 14. Step 2: Paint an Elephant: Hey, friends, A welcome back. My cute little elephant is all dry. So, uh, let's get started. The first thing that will want to do is will want to take a look at our painting and make a decision. Make a decision on what color You'd like your elephant to be the background and the frame. It's important to do this because then you can kind of plan ahead. You don't use as much pain. You don't waste as much paint that way. So I have decided that I'd like to have a great Elefant. And then I would like my background to be orange right here, this little background area to be orange. And then I'd like to put a stripe pattern along the the border for the frame. So I'm going to use brown and red for that. So I'm going to show you how to mix these two colors. Black and white. Makes those two colors to come up with Garay because I don't have gray in my paint set, so I'm going to have to mix black and white. So what I used to do when I was young is I would squirt out equal parts of white and black and then mix them all together and it was way too dark. So what I've learned to Dio is start with a puddle of a larger puddle off white in a smaller puddle of black and take a little dip of black in and roll it around into the white just like this, mix it up pretty well and then make a decision on if that's the shade of gray that you like . I think I'd like to go a little bit darker than that. So I'm gonna take a little bit more black and mix it in again, and I just keep doing that and doing that until I am happy with the color that I come up with. Actually, I like that color. It's not too dark and it's not too light. So I'm going to go for that color of gray, and I'm just going to start painting now. If I want to add a little bit more white or a little bit more black as I go, that's fine. I kind of like to have a little streaks of white. Sometimes that's just the look that I like, So I'm going to not be too careful. When I get to the line, I'm just going to pig quickly. It's up to you as to whether or not you want to be super careful going around your black lines when it comes to the eyes. I like to be a little bit more careful, and sometimes I like to even go over the eyes again with some more black paint at the end, so I'll show you how to do that. What I'm going to do at this point is I am going Teoh, speed up the video and you could watch me speed paint. Or if you feel confident in what you are doing, then you can just get started and you can start painting your elephant on your own with the colors that you have chosen. It's totally up to you. This is your this is your painting project. So I'm going to go do that and I'll see in a minute all right, a friends. So I'm finished painting now. That took a while because I wanted to get the outside edge painted with my read and my brown some stripes. Now the last thing that I'm going to do with this painting is I am going Teoh, go over my black outline. And the reason why I'm going to do that is because if you could see along the edges here we have some some places where I had to go over it with the brown and the red, so I just want to clean that up a little bit. So basically what I'm going to dio is I'm going to take my paintbrush. Let's see this one right here and I'm going to rinse it off, dried off with my paper travel. And then what I'm going to do is I'm just going to take my black and I'm going to go over my lines. I'm going to go over the outline again, and what that will do is create a more solid black line are more solid black line. Sometimes I don't do this step because I kind of like it when the paint goes over. But I think in this case I think it will look good, at least on my painting. If you like the way that yours looks, then you can go ahead and keep it the way that it ISS. That's the really cool thing about art is that you could just do basically whatever you want because it is your artwork. So do you see how I'm going over? Just the same black line. Just gives it a little bit more definition over this and this, and then I'm going to go over my ears. I think you look so cute. I'm really happy with them. So I'm just going to keep doing this until I feel like I'm happy with my painting. And that's what I would like you to do. A swell over the other ear might need a little bit more black hair. Maybe not. I have enough. We'll see, like just two scored out small amounts of paint, so I don't I'm not wasteful. God, I'm going to use a little bit more black paint because they still need to do the outline of the frame a little bit more after I do my outline of my frame. What I'm going to do is I'm going to go back to my elephants eyes and I'm going Teoh, make sure that they're nice and round because I like to have nice and round eyes on my the animal portrait it's let me show you how to do that. So you might have seen this in another one of my videos. So basically, I take the other end of the paintbrush that paintbrush in that doesn't have the actual brush on it. Dip it in the paint and it creates a nice and round circle for the I. The tricky part is getting them to be the same size. Sometimes you have to go around and around until you get them the same size. This looks like it's a little bit smaller. Here we go. I'm happy with that. I think that looks really cute. Now. Another thing that I wanted to to show you is that I have a mat down and you might want to do this is well, put a mat down because when you're painting, it can get pretty messy. And if you're painting on a table or something, you have to be very careful. So I have a mat down. So let me lift this off. This is my mount right here. So you don't get paint on the table. So this is what my painting looks like. I hope you like him. Thank you for watching By