Fun and simple art project for kids to do at home! How to draw and colour an owl; with chalk pastels | Ritu Kaul | Skillshare

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Fun and simple art project for kids to do at home! How to draw and colour an owl; with chalk pastels

teacher avatar Ritu Kaul, Artist, Youthful, Optimistic

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11 Lessons (17m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. Materials

    • 3. Attaching the paper to the board

    • 4. Prep before colouring the owl

    • 5. Drawing the owl

    • 6. Outlining the owl

    • 7. Colouring the owl (Part 1)

    • 8. Using the kneaded eraser

    • 9. Colouring the owl (Part 2)

    • 10. Finishing touches

    • 11. Taking off the tape

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Unlock the door to discover the magic in you with my classes. The idea behind each and every one of them is to help budding artists get exposed to a new and wondrous experience. I've loved art for as long as I can remember and there's no better feeling than putting pen to paper and unleashing your creativity. Art is powerful enough to extract what you are thinking and feeling and embed it into an image. It is where you can tell a story without having to say one word. Join me on this journey to self-discovery. 

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1. Introduction: Hi, I'm Mika in welcome to my outgas. Today, we are going to be learning how to draw and Gallo and out, while also learning some really important techniques. But when we use chalk pastels, and by the end of this course, just me, you'll be completely confident with this medium. So what are we waiting for? Let's get started. 2. Materials : The materials you will be needing for this project are a blank sheet of paper. I am using an A4 size. I'm also using a Board, but this is not compulsory. I like to use this because it really helps to stabilize my paper when I'm drawing in collaging, masking tape to adapt the paper to the board. I am using chalk pastels to color the owl, the specific dipole stem or soft pastels. And this is how they look. I'm also using a Benzer. This is a B Benzer. It is meant specifically for drawing and that's why I highly recommended. I'm also using a black Ben, Sharpie, a ruler, and a j. So and it needed to do so. 3. Attaching the paper to the board: Before we begin our project, I usually prefer to attach my paper to the board with the help of masking tape. To do this, I make sure that not more than 0.5 centimeters if the papers edge is covered with masking tape. Like so. After I've placed my masking tape, I press down at both sides and then gently slide my hand across, applying a little bit of pressure to stick the masking Dave, I then dead the masking tape at the end. Then I repeat this process on all the other sides. Ie. 4. Prep before colouring the owl: Alright, it's now time to start coloring the color the owl you will be needing for different colors. One for the background, one for the head, one for the islands, and one for the body. The noise you can just color in with an orange or yellow. Now, before we begin the color, I wanted to let you in on do dips that are very helpful when using chalk pastels. One, it's always handy Dickey petition nearby because as you see, sometimes when you're using your chalk pastels, it can get a little bit Dodi on the sides. Way are coloring. And so what you do is you take your tissue and all you have to do is you have to spin it around within the tissue. And when it comes out, it would be clean. And this makes sure this helps to make sure that the colour, the dirt from the job best L is not transferred onto the final picture. The second tip is when using chalk pastels, you do need to use your fingers to merge. And so right now I got like a little bit at the job best sell dust on my fingers. So supposing I was using a different color and I used the same fingers scholar, this scholar would transfer onto that and we do not want that happening. So whenever you're switching from one color to another, always remember to go ahead and wash your hands before starting. Alright, let's get started. 5. Drawing the owl: Alright, to begin our drawing, we're first going to take a pencil and mark a point in approximately the center of our page. From here, we're going to do 23 fingers spaces and mark point. Now, from this point, the second that we made, we're going to leave a little space on either side. Just a little bit. You can even mock dew points. And from both these points we're going to draw a circle, and this is going to be r i. Now we're gonna do the same on the other side. Your eyes don't need to be the exact same size. So over here, if he can notice this eye is a slightly bit bigger than the other one, this one. But that's completely OK. If you like, you can measure your eye by using 3D forefinger spaces. So make sure that your height is about three default finger spaces. We're now going to bring in Azure and going a little below the halfway point of the so-called. So I'm going to maybe Mach point over here. So if this is the halfway, I'm going maybe one finger lower than that. And then we're going to take a ruler and draw a line across from this point all the way to the other side. Now, we're going to add in the pupils which are just semicircle goods. So like that Lee symbol. Next we're going to add in the news. And so if you see this point, we're going to go from this line, from this point over here and bring it down. And then from here to here, we are going to bring it down. And that's our nose. And then you can go ahead and just slightly it is this line over here. You want to be able to slightly see it so that when you're collecting, you know, not to go boss that. Now we are going to go one thing, the space above from whether I end on either side and mark point, like so. And then we're going to take our ruler. Now, most rulers are usually 15 centimeters long. So we are going to go from that point all the way down 15 centimeters. And it's okay if it's crossing the eye, that's kind of what we want. But don't, if you need to draw with the eye, you can always do that energies that line data, but I'm just going to be stopping over here. And then continuing from where the eye and 15 centimetres going and doing it on the other side, it's well like that. Now, from the end of each line, we're just going to add three lines as the feet. And then we're going to take one to two fingers spaces and mark a point on either side. Now, from here, we're going to go all the way up and just make a tiny gov and bring it kind of do the center point of the noise which is at, say over there, still. Now over here we're going to take about one finger space and mark a point. And then we're going to go ahead with our ruler and draw a line across. And this is going to mark the difference between the body and the head. And we're almost done. We're just going to add in the years. And so the years are basically triangles. So on this side I'm just going to take, make the triangle face a little upwards, like that. Think a millimeter, a bit bigger. And over here we're gonna kinda make like a sleeping triangle, like that. And then you can turn your board. Intro a line. Now you can use it for this. I'm just choosing to go ahead and finish it off with my free hand. Like so. And the last thing we're going to do before finishing our drawing is adding the L's in our body. So you can see them as L's or even 0s, three of them. And then we're going to do that one small just goes like that. There we go. And we're done with the drawing. 6. Outlining the owl: Now we're gonna go ahead and outline a outs. So I'm taking my black pen and we're just going to go over everything we've just drawn. And you can also just go ahead and fill in the pupils. There we go. 7. Colouring the owl (Part 1): So I'm going to start with the body first, and so I'm choosing to colored it with this green. Now, when your collaging biggest spaces like the body and the head and the background, you can always go ahead and use the side of the chalk pastel as it's going to cover more distance instead of using the edge or the head. So I'm going to go in one direction. I'm going horizontal. You can go on the board to make it comfortable for you. And now as I'm nearing the corners and the edge, I'm moving on to using the side and the edge of the chalk pastels so that I get a clean line. Alright, now we're going to move on to coloring the head, which I'm doing with this doc orange. It's really simple. When you're running with chalk pastels, you can just use them as if, as you would with crayons. And just be careful when going into the corners, especially with the IRS, because they're much smaller and pointed. So and notice that I'm stopping at the nose, the line of the nose, because that's we're going to do that in a different color. Now if you see that some of the color is gone into the eyes are outside, you can always clean it up at the end. But since I'm going to do the islands next, what I'm gonna do is I'm going to go ahead and take my needed today. So and then it is the sides. 8. Using the kneaded eraser: So I have my I'm just going to pinch out. Basically. Yeah. 9. Colouring the owl (Part 2): All right, now we're going to go in and colored the eyelids and then move on to the background. Now for the background, I'm just gonna go ahead and colored it with this. We're following the same instructions that we did for the rest of the owl. China move in one direction and you go close to the hour when colored and you don't want to have like a white gap, it wouldn't look that create. So I'm just gonna go ahead and do that and I will be right back. So I also went in and just Scholar dynodes within Orangi might not be able to see it, but don't forget to do that. 10. Finishing touches: So we are now done with coloring the out. I'm going to go in with my needed raise again. And just if a is whatever bots that are covered with chalk pastel. If you don't have a needed at ease or you can always use a regular days, but that doesn't always work. So my next suggestion is to go ahead and G outline you're out. So over here, if you can see that is a little bit of blue that's gone on the outline of the eyes. So you can always just go ahead and G outline it. Yeah. 11. Taking off the tape: Now we're gonna go ahead and take off the deep. So when using masking gape, always both do words. You see wonderful outwards so that you don't dare the paper and goes really slowly. Like this. There we go. That's our final output.