Fun art project for kids to do at home: How to draw and color a chameleon | Ritu Kaul | Skillshare

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Fun art project for kids to do at home: How to draw and color a chameleon

teacher avatar Ritu Kaul, Artist, Youthful, Optimistic

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Lessons in This Class

9 Lessons (19m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. Materials

    • 3. Attaching the paper to the board

    • 4. Drawing the chameleon

    • 5. Outlining the chameleon

    • 6. Coloring the chameleon

    • 7. Coloring the branches and leaves

    • 8. Finishing touches

    • 9. Final look!

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About This Class

If you are bored at home with nothing to do or looking to get creative, this class is perfect for you! 

I have been making artwork since I was a baby and ever since then I have been experimenting and expanding my skills and techniques. You'll learn tips and tricks I have picked up over the years that you can incorporate into your art to help you develop as an artist! 

In this class, you'll learn: 

  • How to¬†make¬†drawing easier by identifying simple shapes in the scene/object you wish to draw
  • Essential drawing rules¬†
  • Important coloring rules
  • How to master the use of oil pastels
  • Helpful tips for drawing and coloring
  • How to use a kneaded eraser

You'll be learning how to draw and color a chameleon using the techniques and instructions from this class. 

This class is really good for beginners and children but is a super fun activity to pass time for anyone! 

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2. Materials: Alright, the materials you will be needing for this project are board. This is optional, but I do like to use it because it helps keep my paper sturdy. And with that, you will also need masking tape to attach your paper to the board. I am using A4 size drawing people. And the medium that we will be using for this project is all pastels, but even crayons do work. Then I'm using a black marker, a pencil, and an eraser, and needed a diesel. And lastly, some tissue paper. 4. Drawing the chameleon: Before we start the drawing, I'm going to be drawing with a black marker so that you all can see it and it's a little clearer. But you guys DO with the pencils that yoga entities and make mistakes. Let's get started. So the first step that we're going to start off with is we're going to draw the pupil, the chameleon. And so we're going to do that. It's just a God, which we're making somewhere around the quarter after quarter of the paper. And then after that we're going to draw lynn larger circle around it, the foam, the eye. And something that's really important when you're drawing shapes. When you're drawing anything, you always want to go in a smooth motion. So you don't want to sketch. You want to go in one motion. And if you make a mistake, that story UK, you just Today's it. So now we have the eye and we're going to go a little lower than the eye. And we're going to start a little ahead of the eye as well. And we're going to draw a little curve. I'm just going to go down the kind of create a smile that I've started ahead of the eye. So make sure to do that. And now we have to smile and the eye of the chameleon. Next, from this curve, we're going to go from this side, we're going to go up, take it up, and we're going to go in and not the code. From here. We're just going do a goal. And now we're going to make little spider. And then from here we're going to go, we're going to go towards the bottom as well and we're going to make another curve. So from here we're just going to go down like that. I'm going to stop in somewhat the same line. From here. We're going to go up and bring it to this little spiral that we need. Again, in a girl pleasing lot of goes. Now we've made the head, great job. We're going to move on now. Feel free to pause the video. If you feel I'm going a little too fast and we're going to move on to the body now from his head, we're going to go a little down. We're going to start from here. We're going to go from here and make a huge semicircle is going to be his body. So make sure to make it big. Again. Remember one fluid motion and you can stop somewhere around there. So we made a huge semicircle. Now we're going to go from the bottom again. We're just going to take it in a straight line. So I'm just going to go plague that. We're stopping it when leaving a bit of space. C, do finger spacing between this and this. And now we're going to make a j. And this is going to be good From here, we go down and we make Qj. But instead of just leaving it here, we're just going to go with the little lady that. And then we're going to draw a bigger J hill. So it's basically following this mini-G that we first did. And then connected to this, that we have the body and the head. Now it's time for the legs. What we're going to do for the legs is we're going to make arrows, but not the full arrow. We're just going to make the arrowheads. So we'll start with the first leg. We're going to draw a small arrow, just one line like that, and one line like that. Then we're going to leave a bit of space and draw a bigger arrow, slightly bigger than the first arrow that we did. And now we're going to connect them with a little bump over here. And then we're just going to make a little foot. Just kind of like a girl. And now we're going to do the same for the second leg, a little along the body, but this arrow is going to be bigger, so they make a bigger arrow than before. And then again, the second atom is going to be again a little bigger. And now we connect them with little bump. We add the foot and now we have our feet. Now because I do with mako, this line went to it, but you guys are going to get is this line that's going to the legs. Now we're going to make the spots on the chameleon. So you want your spot and you want to vary the shape. You want to vary the size. So it doesn't have to be a perfect circle. Now that we're done with the so-called, we're going to add the last Betsy drawing, which is the branches and the leaves. So the branch is basically one rectangle will actually get started over here with the feet. We want to make sure that the feet are on the branch. So the branch has to be above the feet. We're going to start the branch over here. We'll connect between these two. So we're just going to draw a straight line and don't use a ruler. It's okay to have little cogs in your brush. Now that we've drawn that line, we're just going to continue it. So imagine that you're drawing it to that and then continue. And then same thing continued for a while. And then once you feel that it's long enough, you make little lines and then you connect them. So now our branches done, we're going to and beliefs which if you look at them that kind of like an almond. So we're just going to draw almond shaped leaves. So you can add as many as you'd like. I'm just going to add a few. And again, some smaller than others. Some can be bigger than others. I think I'm done. And again, just make sure that if you're doing any overlapping, make sure to go ahead and erase those a little bit. But that's the drawing stage job guys. 5. Outlining the chameleon: Once you've finalized your joining, the next step that you're going to do is you're just going to outline your entire outlook with your black Moscow. And once you're done with that, we'll move on to coloring the chameleon. 6. Coloring the chameleon: We're now ready to start coloring the convenience. So go ahead and get your oil pastels of crayons and your edition. So it's a good idea to decide what colors you are going to use before you start gathering so that you know that all the colors work together. And I've already picked out my three main colors. I'm going to do Bobo followed the body, orange for the head, and beach for the background. We're going to get started with coloring the body first. And right here, you are going to keep her tissue by your side. When coloring, you want to color in one motion. So if usually, what helps me is to go ahead and do sort of like thick outline of the area that I'm valid in. And then after that, I go ahead and follow the insight offered. And for the tin of bots, you want to try and use the edge of your oil, pastel or crayon so that you can follow in those journeys small bots without going outside the lines. Now that I've made my sort of outline, I'm going to go ahead and fill in the chameleons body. And when gathering, make sure you again, a goal in one day, just try and follow the same direction. So if you're going like this, then try and continue it throughout your chameleons body. And now when coloring, It's also important to note that we don't want to keep our fist over the EIA that we've colored, especially if you're using oil pastels, because it will come on the base of your fist and then it may smudge to all parts around your people. And that's why we use our tissue. So if I need to go over here and I've already colored this section, all I do is place my tissue there so that it's covering it and then place my hand on top of it and continue the Gullah. Okay, Now that the body is done wiggling and move on to defend. So I'm going to have orange. And it's a good idea to think about doing the same color as your head for your feet as well so that you're being somewhat all over their body. We're going to start off by cleaning up all the areas where our crayons may have gone a little outside of the line. So for that, we're going to bring in our needed a reason. This is optional. You don't need to do this. But if you do happen to have this all can get this, then it's a good health. What we're gonna do is we're going to, we're going to mod it by just it's like clear. So you judge it and pull it apart. And so what we're gonna do is we're going to use our fingers demoted and kind of form a rough point. And then we're going to take that point and that side. And we're gonna go over and just press it down over the area where we've gone outside the lines. And you want to remember to switch it up and then you can just keep moving the kneaded eraser, looking for areas that aren't covered with verbal. Because you'll see it'll start to pick up the color. And so once you've got a bit of colonial needed, then what you do is you mold it. So you pull it apart and you kind of stretch it and mold it like so. And then again, form it into sort of like a ball with like a bunch of points and then keep going. So it will take a bit of the color, but it may not take off everything and that's okay. Don't worry about it. We will be the outlining our work and we still have the background. Now, once you are done with removing all the excess scholar, we're going to color the background. So I'm going to get started with my beach. And I will see you once I'm done. Now that the sky is done, we're going colored circles. And I'm going to be using for the five different colors. And then in the next video, we will be working on the branch and learning how to proceed with the leaves. So just filling in the circles and I'll see you after I'm done. 7. Coloring the branches and leaves: Almost done with coloring the chameleon. So we're going to finish up the branches and the leaves. So go ahead and get two sheets of round 1, a lighter shade, and one adult, I have my heel. And now we're going to go ahead with the lighter brown first. So when you're shading, you always start with the lightest color and it's kind of like layering different colors. So that's why we always go ahead with the lightest color first. And so just color the whole branch width, gel-like them. Now we're going to move and width are darker shade of brown. And what we're going to do is we're going to kind of make a line with this dark brown on the bottom of the drug. So as you can see, both the grounds are already starting to blend. And now we're just going to go ahead with our fingers and slightly pulled the brown. So we're going to move our fingers along. Good footing, little bit fresher, do blend food brands. We have finished shading the plot for job Guys. We're now going to move on to the leaves. So again, you can pick due to three colors of the leaves, have one common, light, green for the base of the leaves. And then you can experiment with one or two mod darker shades of green. So I have my light green and we're going to go in and fill all the leaves with this first. All right, so just like we did with the branch, I might do shades of darker greens. I'm going to go ahead with the first one. And now we're just going to outline one side of the leaf. Once I've done that, I go ahead and use my finger to blend it. And now make sure that after you blended the brown on the stick, make sure to wash your fingers so that you don't get brown on your leaves as well. And now that we've finished, that, we're done with guarding the communion, but we still have a few backdrops to do before we can take off the tape. So now what you're going to do is you're going to go ahead with the needed it is again and remove any excess scholar that we have gum. If there isn't any, you're good to go and then you can start outlining your chameleon. So I'm just going to go ahead with the needed is a one small and clear up any places I feel that need to be. And then we will come back for the next step. 8. Finishing touches: Once you are finished using your needed a result, we're now going to do in with our black marker again and just outline everything. Okay, It's finally time to remove the date and see what our final chameleon looks like. I think it's turned out amazing. So when you're pulling off the tape, make sure to fall away from the paper so that it doesn't get and go slowly. 9. Final look!: And that concludes this class. I hope you enjoyed it and learned a lot. But before we sign off for the day, make sure to share an image if you're awkward, because I would be absolutely delighted to see it. To do so by clicking on Create Project and a Project and Resources, you can upload an image of your outlook. Also, don't forget to follow me so that you get notified every single dime I upload a new video and make sure to check out all the other projects I have up sofa until next time. Bye.