Art for Kids: Drawing and Watercolor Painting a Scottie Dog Step-By-Step | Em Winn | Skillshare

Art for Kids: Drawing and Watercolor Painting a Scottie Dog Step-By-Step

Em Winn, Teacher, Art Instructor, Artist

Art for Kids: Drawing and Watercolor Painting a Scottie Dog Step-By-Step

Em Winn, Teacher, Art Instructor, Artist

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3 Lessons (15m)
    • 1. Introduction and Supplies Needed for This Project

    • 2. Step 1: Draw Scottie Dog

    • 3. Step 2: Watercolor Paint Scottie Dog

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About This Class

Are you looking for a fun watercolor painting project for your child?

Would you like an experienced art teacher teaching your child?

The Scottie Dog Watercolor Art Project may be just what you are looking for! Designed with beginners in mind, this project is perfect for children ages 6+.

There are three parts to this art project:

Part 1: Introduction to the Project and Supplies Needed

Part 2: Draw the Scottie Dog

Part 3: Watercolor Paint the Scottie Dog

Students will learn basic watercolor techniques and apply these techniques to complete their project. This project is designed to give young children the tools they need to begin their artistic journey into self-expression, reflection, and creative thinking.

Supplies and materials needed for this project:

  • Watercolor Paint
  • Watercolor Paper
  • Paint Brush
  • Permanent Marker
  • paper towels
  • bowl of water
  • mat to protect work area

Let's start creating!

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Em Winn

Teacher, Art Instructor, Artist


Hi. My name is Em Winn and teaching art to children is what I love to do! I pride myself on creating dynamic, meaningful, and engaging art lessons that are taught in a relaxing and joyful way. I have over 20 years teaching experience in the elementary classroom and in the art studio, and I feel that I have a good grasp on how to create a learning environment that makes children feel happy, motivated, confident, and successful. Let the creative fun begin!

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1. Introduction and Supplies Needed for This Project: Hey, friends, how are you? I hope you're having a great D today. Today we will be creating this Scottish terrier. It's a Scottie dog, and I wanted to go over the supplies and the materials that you will need for this lesson. The first thing that you'll need is a piece of paper. I am using a watercolor piece of paper here. It's a nice, thick piece of paper that will hold watercolor paints very well and water. And it's important that you get a thick paper because that will give you the best results. The next thing that I'd like to show you is, Ah, a set of watercolor paints. I like to use a set like this because it has a lot of different color options. But if you don't know I have a set like this, that's OK. Just use whatever you have. The next thing that we will need is a permanent marker. I use the Sharpie brand, but you can use any permanent marker that you'd like to use. A permanent marker will not spread and smear when water is applied to it, so it's important that the marker is a permanent marker. The next thing that you'll need is a paintbrush. Ah, paintbrush. To apply the paint to your piece of paper is very important. I like to use ah, bigger papers like this. But if you don't have one of these around, it's OK. Just use whatever you have. Another thing the evil need is some clean and clear water that's important. And the last thing that I am going to share with you that you need is a handy dandy paper towel or picking up spills. Or sometimes you need to dab a little bit of paint. If you got a little bit too much paint on your work, you'll want to doubt that up whips. I do have one more thing that you'll have to make sure that you have before you start your project, and that's a mat underneath some. Some newspaper or some paper or even some cloth will work while just make sure you have something under your artwork so you can keep your area clean. So I'm excited about this project that were about to dio I'll see you in the next video 2. Step 1: Draw Scottie Dog: today we will be creating a Scottish terrier dog. So let's get started. The first thing that we're going to do is we're going to make, uh, a line that is a little bit diagonal. And then at the top of that line, we're going to make to upside down these, like this, that are hooked together. I guess it could be in am a capital letter. And now, at the end of this line, we're going to make a circle with a shine, market the top and then fill in that circle with black. Here we go. The next thing that we're going to do is make a slanted line coming this way. So we come down this way, I think I'm going to go just a little bit longer, and then we're going to come up just a little and then come in. Okay, so there is the head of our Scotty dog. Now what we're going to do is we're going to make the neck and the legs, so we come down for the neck and then we go opposite way for the front leg. Now we're going to come over and then we're going to come up with an upside down V and then down. So we've made one leg, and because this is a cartoon, it's not super realistic. We're going to make another leg coming up, and now what we're going to do is switch to the back of our body of our Scotty dog. So we're going to bring this lying down a little bit more, and then we're going to go straight across like this for the Scottie Dog's back. Let's go up with a slanted line and then we're going to come straight down, and this line right here is going to be about even with the's legs right here. So maybe I need to make that a little bit longer. Remember when you were doing art? Sometimes you need to do adjustments, and that's just fine. So now we're going to go this way. We're going to make online coming over like this and then go up and down and then over and then at now we're just going to close these two lines up with a straight line, and that's going to be our Scottie dog's tummy. Now let's go back to the front of our dog or Scotty dog and let's make his I, with a little shine work, a little reflection. Work just like this. So this is his eye. Misses his nose. And this is his little beard. Let's put a collar, honor Scotty job, just in case it gets out of the yard. And then you can even put a little tag on there. If you can fit his name in there, that's always a good idea. Or you could even put a letter. I'm going to put them letter H. All right. The next thing that we're going to do is create a background for Scotty Dog. So I think I'm just going to make some grass, so I'm just going to make a line. But it's not going to be a super straight line because I wanted to look like grass. So did you see what I just did? I followed along with my line. When I got to my Scotty dog's leg, I picked up my marker in the night, put a little tiny line here. I picked up my marker, and then I continued my line here. So every time I run into my Scotty dog, I pick up my pen my marker and then I move along. All right, so my Scotty dog loves bones, so I'm going to make a bone for him to make a bone, you make two lines, and then at the end of those lines, you make a number three and then a backwards number three. I think I might also make him a little ball with a little design on it. Maybe I'll turn that into a couple of little hearts, too. And then maybe I'll put a few little sprigs of grass to add a little detail to my Scottie dogs environment. And then I'm going to put some clouds in the sky. I always like to put clouds in my sky when my subject is outside because it feels up space and they look really cool. Clouds are awesome. There we go. If you feel like you need to fill up some more space on your Scotty dog drawing, go ahead and do that. Now, before you start painting that way, you can have everything set for when you apply paint onto your piece of paper. I'll see you back here in a minute. 3. Step 2: Watercolor Paint Scottie Dog: Hey, friends. So I'm back and I'm about to start painting. I'm going to be using the's paints, these watercolor paints and what I'm going to do before I start painting is I'm going to put a drop of water inside each panic paid that. I think that I might be using. Yeah, because I don't quite know which ones I'm going to be using yet. I'm just going to put a drop of paint in every single pan of paint. What this does is it wakes up the paint so they are ready to go. So here we go. I dropped a little bit of water here, so that's why I have my handy dandy paper towel. I just soak it up and then we could move on. All right? I think I'm going to start out with my Scotty dog, and I would like to make him black, but I'm not going to make him a super dark black. So let me show you how I get more of a grayish color. I take my black and I put it in one of my little palate areas like this in the mix it with a lot of water that way, the black is going to be pretty light. Let's see how that looks. Ah, yeah, that's perfect. I'm going to start painting my Scotty dog. And then what I'm going to dio after I paint my Scotty dog is I'm going to look to see what color's I'd like to use for the rest of hiss environment for the rest of hiss setting that he's in. I'm going to speed this video ahead a little bit. And after I eat my Scotty dog, I will be back to talk to you already. Friends, I am finished with painting my Scotty dog, and I'm about to move on to a different section of my painting. When did you just see that? I dribbled a little bit of water on there. And so I'm just going to take my handy dandy paper towel and I'm going to pull up that color. Here we go, Right. I think what I'm going to do is I'm going to paint my grass green and I'm going to paint my sky blue. I'm going to keep my bone white, and I'm not sure what color is. I'm going to paint this yet. I'm also going to think about what color I'd like to use for my color on my Scotty dog. So what I'm going to do is I'm just going to start painting. Remember when you're painting to use quite a bit of water, but also used quite a bit of paint. The reason why you want to use quite a bit of paint is because if you use a lot of paint, then your your colors will be nice and vibrant. That means really bright, but if you don't use enough paint, they're not going to be very bright. Okay, try to stay in the lines. But if you get out of the lines a little bit, no problem at all. It's the nature of watercolor pain to want to spread around, so that's that's actually the beauty of it as well. So add that water, add that paint and I will see you back here in. I'm going to speed this video already. Friends sewing finished with the grass in the sky in that my Scotty dog. So I'm going to move on to my collar, and I think I'm going to make it red. So my paintbrushes pretty big, but I think I can squeeze some red in there. Perfect. And I think I'm also going to paint my heart's red. And then I think I'm going to leave the rest of that white where the hearts are. And then I'll maybe paints and blue paint Simple right here. My boss is a red, white and blue. And then I think for my tack right here, I think I'll make some What's in yellow peeing on there? It's a cuckolded attack, so I don't know if you can see this in the video, but I have a drop of water here. It's green. It probably came from when I was painting my grass. So if you want it, if you find any spots like this on your piece of paper, that's a really great time to use your handy dandy paper tell if you'd like to. Some people like to just leave things as is, and so you could do that as well. It's completely up to you notice that there were some spots when I went out of the lines and that's OK. It's OK to go out of the lines a little bit. Just do the best that you can and take your time. That's really, really important. That way he will do your best job. All right, friends. I hope you enjoyed this lesson. I'll see you next time.