Art for Kids: Learn How to Draw Awesome Ocean Creatures! | Em Winn | Skillshare

Art for Kids: Learn How to Draw Awesome Ocean Creatures!

Em Winn, Teacher, Art Instructor, Artist

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6 Lessons (22m)
    • 1. Introduction and Supplies Needed for This Project

      1:31
    • 2. How to Draw a Jellyfish

      3:27
    • 3. How to Draw an Otter

      3:18
    • 4. How to Draw a Seahorse

      5:11
    • 5. How to Draw a Sea Turtle

      4:51
    • 6. How to Draw a Squid

      3:24
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About This Class

Are you looking for beginning drawing lessons for your child?

Are you seeking lessons that will ensure drawing success?

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

This How to Draw Awesome Ocean Creatures course may be just what you are looking for! Designed with beginners in mind, these drawing lessons are perfect for ages 5+. The teaching process used is a kid-tested, step-by-step method that will both inspire and delight your child into drawing action! The process involves organizing shapes and lines together until a recognizable outcome is achieved.

As your child works his/her way through the lessons, he/she will discover that they may then apply the knowledge they gain through each lesson to create unique masterpieces of their own. This How to Draw Awesome Ocean Creatures course is designed to give young children the tools they need to begin their artistic journey into self-expression, reflection, and creative thinking.

Let's start Drawing Awesome Ocean Animals!

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1. Introduction and Supplies Needed for This Project: Hey, friends, how are you? I hope you're having a great day. I'd like to introduce you to this course, drawing ocean animals step by step, and I wanted to go over the supplies and the materials that you will need in this course. To be successful, you will need some paper. You can get paper from the copy machine from the printer. It doesn't have to be fancy. Just regular paper. You'll need something to draw with. You could draw with a regular pencil. You can draw with a Sharpie marker like I did. Or if you do have things around the house like colored pencils or crayons or markers, you can use those as well. Keep watching this video for some examples of the animals that we will be creating in this course. I'm excited to have you. And let's get on with coarse Way 2. How to Draw a Jellyfish: Hey, friends, how are you? I hope you're having a great D today. Today we're going to be creating at jellyfish. So let's get started. The first thing that you'll want to do is make a line, a curved line that looks like this. So it's almost like a backwards letter s that's really stretched out. And then we're going to make the same kind of line on the other side just like that. Now we're going to connect these two lines with a curved line coming down from these this curve line right here, we're going to make some tentacles. So when we're creating, our tentacles were just going to make some curvy lines that go like this and they're going to be attached at the bottom just like that. So we have a curved line, and then we have another curve line that goes right next to it, and we attach it at the bottom with the point. So we're going to just keep doing that all the way across are curved line. Some are small and summer, bigger summer wave yer and summer straighter. It's up to you as to how you'd like to make your tentacles here we go. Almost finished. So we went all the way across or curved line with our tentacles that come down, have a many oris fuse you'd like. Now this is the tricky part. We're going to make the back part of our jellyfish, and we're going to make it with a line that jumps over tentacles. So it looks like it's behind the tentacles. Not an easy thing to do. You might need a little bit of practice with this. Now we're gonna go back up to the jellyfish is face, and we're going to make some eyes. This is a cartoon jellyfish. So I like to make a little shine mark there at the top And these eyes a pretty wide set, which means that they are not really close together on the shape. And I'd also like to make a small smile. Now, around her jellyfish, we can create a scene of background. So jellyfish live in the ocean, and this is how I like to make waves. If there is a different way that you like to make waves, go ahead and do that. And then you could also make it's little swirlies to represent the water. They're just looped a live lines, maybe even one right here. There you go. There's your jellyfish. I hope you enjoyed this lesson. I'll see you next time. 3. How to Draw an Otter: Hey, friends, how are you? I hope you're having a great D today. Today we will be creating an otter. So let's get started. The first thing that you'll want to do is make a circle. This is going to be our otters head next. What we're going to do is make some small ears right here on the sides of his head. They're small because otters have small ears. Let's make some nice around eyes. I like to put a little shine mark, which is just a little white space in the eye. And so little tiny eyebrows always make an autor look super cute. The next thing that we're going to do is come down here in the middle towards the bottom, and we're going to make a small nose color that in and a little mouth that's smiling just a little bit. Let's make a couple of whiskers and then now let's move on to our daughter's body. I like to make just a roundish body for my honors, but we're not going to close it up at the bottom because his feet are going to go down there. Let me show you what I mean. So I come down and then I stopped and then I come down and I stopped in these or both curved lines. Now, before we make the feet, let's go back up and let's make arms. So we haven't arm coming in and then we have another arm coming in and to make his feet down here, What we're going to dio is we're going to just make some areas. It looked like this. Maybe even put a few toes there, coming down here at the bottom. It's going to be kind of behind the feet, is going to be a small tail. The next thing that we're going to do is we're going to make a little shell because otters love to eat little clams and oysters. So our small shell is going to look like this. Maybe put some lines here, and then I'd like to make a place for his tummy like this. Now this particular otter is going to be floating on his back in ocean. So I'm going to make some swirlies and these swirlies are going to represent the ocean. It's going to represent water, so it looks like he's floating in ocean. All look at how cute he is. Thank you for watching. See you next time 4. How to Draw a Seahorse: Hey, friends, how are you? I hope you're having a great day today. Today we will be creating a seahorse. So let's get started. The first thing that you'll want to do is you'll want to make a small straight line that's going up and down vertical now connected to this line. We're going to make the seahorses knows. So we come up and we come down like this. So that's a little bit of a tricky line. So you come up, you cur, and then you curve down. It's a little bit tricky now, what we're going to do from here is we are going to come around and we're going to create the back part of our seahorse and the heat seahorses tail. So let me show you how to do that. You come straight for a bit and then you come down and you start occur, and then you go into a swirl. This is not the easiest line to Dio, but with some practice, you can get really good at it. What we're going to do now is we're going to go back up to the seahorses. Nos so seahorses have a really long knows. That comes out. So what we're going to do is we're going to come back in, and then we're going to make a slightly curved line and we're going to end about right here , okay? So again comes straight in and then come down with a slightly curved line. Now we're going to make a nice big tummy. So his tummy is going to come out here just like this. See how I made his tummy? And now what we're going to do is we're going to make a curved line and we're going to connect to the tail. This curve line is a little bit tricky as well, so you might want to practice. So you come in and then you connect to the tail. We go along the tail and we follow it along, and then we close it up. All right? All right. That might take a little bit of practice. Let's go back up to the tummy and let's put a little bit of detail in here. And then we can put some lines in here A swell. Let's see. What else can we put on our seahorse? How about an I six? You can see where he's going. So to make an eye, you could make just a big, nice round I or you can make an I with a little bit more of a shape to it like a teardrop shape. Let me show you how you do that. You start about right here about in the middle of the sea, Horses head, you come out, you come down and you come back up and it makes kind of a teardrop that's going to the side than inside of that teardrop shape. You make two curved lines and then a nice, big round circle like this. Now inside of this circle, we're going to make a reflection mark for a shine mark. And basically we make a smaller circle, and then we fill in the rest of that circle with marker or pencil or whatever you're using . Get that a little bit. Rounder. There we go. All right, so that makes a nice, big I. Now what we're going to do is we're going to make a little bit of detail at the top, and then we're going to make a little bit of detail on the side and then a detail on the backs of fins and instant fins on the side so Kate, he can move his body around. Let's put a few lines on his nose. That'll add a little bit more detail as well, and then a few little lines on his tail. Now the cool part is with sea horses. If you'd like to add a few shapes inside the seahorses body, you could go ahead and do that right now. So if you want to add some squares or some circles, you can go ahead and do that. As for his background, something that you might want to think about doing is creating some swirls that represent water. I like to do this when I have an animal that is a water animal. Just adds a little bit more detail. There you go. There's your seahorse. I hope you had fun with this lesson. I'll see you next time. Bye 5. How to Draw a Sea Turtle: Hey, friends, how are you? I hope you're having a great D today. Today we're going to make a sea turtle. So let's get started. The first thing that you want to do is make a circle. But instead of the circle being completely round, we're going to have a small point at the end of the circle on the bottom. Let me show you what I mean. So we're going to start here towards the bottom. We're going to come up with our circle, we're going to come around and then we're going to end up at the point, so it's going to have a little point at the end of the circle. The next step is we're going to go back up straight up from the point and we're going to make the sea turtles had. So the way that we make a sea turtle head is we come up and then we make a very large, I don't know, maybe an upside down see, And then we come back in just like that. Now we can put an eye on her sea turtle and maybe even a little smile. Now let's move to the side. So we can put his bins. So we're going to come out and down, going to come out and down, and then we're going to close thes up at the bottom. So we're going to come in and we're going to come in now We're going to make the back legs of our sea turtle and we're going to come down and I'm about to run off of my paper. But that's okay. I'm just pretending like the leg is going off the piece of paper and then the same thing on the other side. So it's just kind of a curve line, and then we close it up. We're also going to make a little bit of a tale for our sea turtle, just like that and for his shell. You can get really creative with us, and what I'm going to do is I'm going to follow that initial circle line with the point, and I am just going to make a pattern on this shell. This part of the shell, I should say I'm just going to put some lines like this and then on the inside of the shell right here, you can make any type of patterns or designs that you like. I'm going to show you how I like to make my sea turtle shell look and it's basically a spiral. So we start in the very center, and then we just create a continuous line going around and around and around like this. Now, to tell you the truth, I've never seen a sea turtle with a shell like this. But I would love to see one someday. I'm not even sure if it exists. See how I did that? I think what I'm going to do now is I'm going to put a little bit of a background so you could do anything that you want with the background. I think I'm going to put a little bit of sand here at the bottom jump right over that been , and then I'll put a few rocks down here to make a rock. All you need to do is you need to make a flat area, which is just a straight line and then a little bit of a bumpy area over the top, like a little curved line that's a little bit bumpy and that'll be Iraq and then we also have some plants some different types of seat plants that go right into the sand to represent sand. A lot of times I just like to make small dogs. So if you'd like to do that, you can or you want to put any other sea creatures down here at the bottom, that would be fine as well. And then I think, to represent water. What I'm going to do is I'm just going to make some swirls and curly lines and that will represent the currents that are going on in the water around my sea turtle. Maybe one over here. Here we go. I hope you like this video and I'll see you next time. 6. How to Draw a Squid: Hey, friends, how are you? I hope you're having a great D today. Today we will be creating an angry squid. So let's get started. The first thing that you'll want to do is make a point that looks like this with a curved line underneath a point with the curved line underneath. Now we're going to come in a little bit like this with a curved line, and then the bottom part is going to be some slanted lines, and then we're going to close that up just like that. Now, the next step is going to be to make our angry squids face. So we're going to make us face down here, and we're going to make to wide set eyes with shine marks or reflection marks. The way that you do that is you create a normal and then, instead of coloring the whole thing in black or another color, you leave a little white space, and that is a place where the light reflects off of his eye. Now let's make some eyebrows that come down like this. This really makes our squid look angry, and then we're going to make a mouth a straight now not a smiling mouth because he is going to be angry. The next thing that we're going to dio is we're going to make some tentacles coming down from the bottom. Let me show you how I like to make tentacles. So I come down with curved lines and then I close up those curved lines at the bottom, See how he did that. So you make a curve line and then you close it up the bottom. You could make long ones. You could make shorter ones. They don't all have to be going the same way you can go this way if you like. I just have to make sure that they go all the way across the body of your squid. So there we go. There's are squid and let's see, what should we put around? Or squid? How about I'll be a little fish? This is how I like to make a fish. It's a very simple way to make a fish, so you make a straight line and then a perp line like this. I like to make my fish go. Either way, they could be looking to the left or they could be looking to the right. They could be looking up That could be looking down. It's up to you How you'd like to make your fish If you'd like to put something else inside this picture. Besides fish, like maybe some swirlies that represent the water could go ahead and do that as well. It's up to you already. I hope you enjoyed this lesson. I'll see you next time. Bye.