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Make your own sailor - Customisable art project for kids with chalk pastels

teacher avatar Ritu Kaul, Artist, Youthful, Optimistic

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Lessons in This Class

11 Lessons (45m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. Materials

    • 3. Attaching our paper to the board

    • 4. Practicing with the template

    • 5. Marking out measurements

    • 6. Drawing the sailor

    • 7. Colouring the sailor (part 1)

    • 8. Colouring the sailor (part 2)

    • 9. Adding shadows

    • 10. Working on the outline and background

    • 11. Finishing up the project

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About This Class


Looking to let loose your creativity and run wild? Then this class is exactly for YOU! 

Being introduced to art before I could barely walk had a huge impact on my life and I have learned that I can use art for so many different things. My personal favourite is just harnessing my creative self by experimenting with new colours, textures, styles and more. In this project, you will get the chance to have fun with art while also picking up some techniques that will help you produce a work of art that's unique and authentic. 

Throughout this class you will learn: 

  • How to combine two different facets of art (watercolour and chalk pastel) 
  • Tips and methods when using chalk pastels 
  • How to experiment with various options 

Whether you've had a long, stressful day or you're just wishing to pass time, you've come to the right class! This project and class will help boost your creativity by giving you the opportunity to assemble your very own sailor. It's YOU that gets to make the decisions and this is exactly what is going to make your project yours. 

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Ritu Kaul

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1. Introduction : Hi. My name is on in this tutorial, we will mix and match various elements of for sale. Oh, Space to create one with the unique personality of Iselin. I put together dancing for you to use. And I will walk you through how to apply it. You can go to the salsa section to download and print this tablet and also use some finish samples. Let's get started. 2. Materials: my ideas you leave for this project are a black Markle events and it easily I'm using a water rush, but even a regular brush in some water will do 1/2 piece of people, some chalk pastels, your people, your finally using. I'm using an A four sized 300 GSM. It is watercolor people, and you will be eating watercolor people for this project because we are working with water as well. A shop that sells a lord and some asking. 3. Attaching our 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 placed my masking day by press down in both sides and then gently slide my hand across, applying a little bit of pressure to stick the masking tape. I then dare the mosque in gape at the end. Then I repeat this process on all the other sides. 4. Practicing with the template: before we draw final sale. Oh, were forced going to practice using the template by drawing two different types of sale owes. This will help give us an idea of how final Sailor will look like in this drawing. I have don't two different versions of sailors, out of which I have picked the most ideal one. Doing this will also help you put out all their different ideas on help you to pick the best one according to your taste. We're starting with choosing a face and I'm going with this one. You can joyous halos on a rock piece of paper and it doesn't have to be perfect cause this is basically just practice. Using the template is pretty straightforward. You just need to go be down the body bots that you pick moving on. I'm going with eyes, copying them down the next body but we're drawing is the nose and I want to go with this one again. Julie Simple. Just copying it down like so Now that the nose is done, we're moving on to the moustache and I'm going with this one. I'm right now deciding to make the face a little longer because I want my build to be almost as large as the face. So just making that simple change, another benefit of practicing with the dump it beforehand is that it allows you to make any changes you would like to before drawing the final drawing, allowing you to limit the amount of mistakes you make next. We're adding on the use, and I think I want to go with this one. Lastly, it's time for the hat on, and I think I want to choose this one. So I just like to mention that the hat I just big is a little more complex than the other three hats. And so if you are big enough, I'd suggest taking or choosing from the 1st 3 hats instead of this one. However, if you feel that you want to do it and that you can, I say go for it. Moving on, we're gonna have the shoulders, and this is gonna be the same for every sailor. I am not done with my first design, and we're now going to try another one. So my second design, I want to select this face for the eyes. I want to go with these ones for the nose of my second sailor. I was deciding between two noses. This one are this one. I ended up choosing the second option, which was the same one as what I used for my full sail. Oh, moving on to the most ash. I am choosing this one. Another point I want to make Is that the order for assembling the sale? Oh, will be the same. Every single dime. So we're starting with the face moving onto their eyes, nose on, so on for the years I'm going to go with this one. Lastly, the hat on picking is this one. - Now we're destroying the rest of the body, which is the shoulders again. Just a simple go of on each side and then two lines to mock the arms. Now I'm done with my second sailors. Well on from thes to sail owes you can choose which one you'd like as your final drawing. I'm choosing to go with my second stay low 5. Marking out measurements: it's important to make sure that you always have enough space at the top and bottom of your drawing. And so to do that, I will be making a point which I will measure with the width of my hand. This is where the head of the sailor will come up there, and above this we will be making the hat, then do measure the width of my sailors face. I'm going to use three fingers as a measurement, marking a point on either side of the people. From these two points, I will be drawing my face and basically a giant you on. It's important to remember to leave enough space for the shoulders in this sample. The length of the shoulders is approximately a hand, so I'm going to do the same on on my paper. I'm just marking out the width of my hand again, and that's approximately where my shoulder will come up there. Now let's get started 6. Drawing the sailor: Now with my reference picture by my side, I'm gonna join on the final people starting with the face as I already have marked out the two points off the whip on Land of the Face. Now I'm going to begin drawing the face From the way I see it, it's kind of like a mix between a square and a joined up against you. So I'm starting in my first point, bringing it all the way down, carving the line as I get closer to the bottom point of the face on bringing the line down on the other side as well, curving the other point as well. Like so and now I'm just deciding to round the points a little more as I'm feeling the look is a little too squarish just connecting both the lines together. And now I'm just gonna go in for some few edits that I want to make to make the face look a little more realistic. Another important point to remember while drawing is to not put too much pressure on the pencil while drawing so that when you're raising, you don't have ghost lines. Now I'm moving on to the eyes and I'm going to take approximately goofing The spaces from either side of the head do draw my eyes. And while drawing the second I I'm gonna make sure that it's in line. So to do that, I'm gonna first mark the distance and trace almost an invisible line from the full stone I to the second so that it helps keep my eyes aligned. If you like, you could even just use a Julia done with the eyes were now moving on to the nose. The nose is going to be roughly in the centre off. The eyes were not going to take a measurement. If approximately do finger spaces and mock dew points, this will be the width of finals. So now I'm going to bring the nose down. I'm just copying exactly what I have in my reference picture. Going it at the edges. I think so, bringing it all the way to the other side and adding the second Gulf and we're done with the nose. Now we're moving on to the mustache, so we're gonna start just a little bit underneath the nose very close to the nose and bring it out in a sort of swollen, and I'm destroying one side of the mustache moving into the 2nd 1 And there now we can just finished drawing the shoulders. I'm starting out with a slight go off and then straightening them as they come down during the same of the other side. If you like, you can leave just a little bit of space between where the shoulders end on the people's edge. It's the same as down on the sample, but I'm not doing as much. It's your choice now. I'm just adding in the arms with judges, two lines approximately duping the spaces from the shoulder outline. There we go. And for the last bid, we will be joining the hat of the sale. Oh, so I'm starting out with a cough like so. And now we're adding the second line that goes above the first line we made following the same golf. Now we're going to do, uh, DARPA fit. We're just bringing it up, and it's kind of gonna be like a little point, but just we're gonna slightly rounded, bringing it back down on Diamond, gaining a slight goal through all of this, bringing it down and proving it there we go. Now we're just adding in the last few lines, like so just adding in the lost detail, the silk Ooh, In my case, the mustache has gone above my face and I would like a little bit of his mouth to be shown , so I'm just gonna go ahead and change that. So first, I'm just amazing the face lines that have drawn into the moustache on. Then I'm just going to extend it by again, chasing kind of an imaginary line with my pencil. Like So. So we're now working on the last body body, which is three years, and I'm going to take the width of my pinky finger from the edge of the hat and mark a point. So from that boy and I'm just going to draw a C on, then within that, I'm gonna draw another little C and I'm going to do the same on the other side. Except this sea is gonna be like, if you'd switch How you Joel Dragila see? So just the opposite way, like so and adding in the little C and we are now down with joining the sale. Oh, 7. Colouring the sailor (part 1) : now we're gonna move on to coloring the sale. Oh, for this you will need your chalk, pastels and your water brush. Or even if you're just using a brush and a glass of water, let's get started. So I'm starting out by coloring the face, and I'm going to do with a beach color. I'm using this color, and it's always good to test your collar out on the side. On and off, people deceive. It's the one you like. I'm going to go in with the side of my job, passed out because my face is much bigger compared to the other parts of the sale. Oh, so all I'm doing is just dropping the chalk pastel against the paper. I won't be coloring the mustache because I want to do with the different Kahlo, but otherwise I'm gathering all the other skin parts, including his ills. Also, don't worry if some of your pencil lines get covered, we will be outlining everything in the end. It's also important to remember to always go in one direction. You don't want to go in many different directions. Other ways. It's gonna look messy, so try to maintain one direction while coloring. Also, as you know the edges, you can use the tip of your truck pastel, color them and just remember that you don't need to color. Do darkly like Don't apply too much pressure. Andi. Just try to stay within the lines As I knew the edge of my sales face, I am changing my course of direction on Lee to give it kind of a border like an outline so that I don't color outside the lines. Notice that I'm not continuing the same stroke, the horizontal stroke downwards on. I'm just using it as an outline and then going back, do coloring vertically. Now just outlining the mustache. When you have tiny places in tiny crevices, you don't necessarily need Teoh color all the way into them because sometimes it can go outside the lines, and instead you can just go as close to them as possible and then mulch them with your finger later. And now you can probably see that there's a lot of access dust, so you always want to blow it away before merging. So I'm just doing that now. We're going too much for larger places. You can use your fist on. Do you want to move it in circling motions like so? And then, as you know the corners, you can use the edge or the tip off your little finger. You can even switch to using your index finger. Whatever you're most comfortable with. Over here, I'm using my little finger to spread the Gullah out of the edges in the corners, so I feel that my cheeks and nose need a little McCulloh, so I'm just gonna add some. Now it's time to use our water brush. All we need to do is paint over the pots that we've got load, so it's basically like painting. It's really simple. If you're using a brush on water, then all you need to do is dip your brush in water, take a tissue to dry off any excess water and then paint away. Now moving on to coloring the mustache in which I'm using the's folk. Allah's just a note. Always remember to wash your hands after you've merged before moving on, do another color, so I'm starting out with my lightest Kahlo on I'm again moving in one direction. So over here I'm going to move in the flow of the mustache, the direction that the most ashes going in. So I'm choosing to use this color is my base color as it's the lightest. And then I'll add the other three gallows as we move on Right now, there's no need to worry about any of the extra details like the lions you may have seen on the builds and mustache is or the rest of your sale. Oh, because we will do that all at the end. Now moving in with my next scholar. And I'm just going to add some lines and strokes that I will lead a blended moving in with my second darkest color as my gallows get Doc. Oh, I'm using less and less of them, so you'll see that I used the lightest scholars, the base, and then with the darkest color, I'm just adding a couple of lines. Now I'm just gonna blend it for this. I'm gonna use my index finger just curving it in the flow that the mustache is going in. Always remember to blue any excess dust. Now I'm just doing the same on the other side. - So I am switching between my little finger and my index finger while motoring it, and I'm using my little finger for the smaller spaces. Now that we finished that, we're going to go over it with the brush. - Even if you're using a water brush, it's always important to clean it because it does get dirty from the chalk pastel. And so with the water brush, all you can do is squeeze out some water, just adopt and then move your brush and crisscrossing shapes. Teoh, move any of the color and you'll be good to go this way. You're also preventing any color from other places to get carried over. 8. Colouring the sailor (part 2) : when you need to clean your chalk Best L or any other cranny using you could just take a tissue. Andi, job the side, which is doughty and you have greater cells. Now we're going to begin by moving on to coloring the hat. It's pretty simple to do. All I'm doing is coloring this spot, and so I'm just gonna get right into it. When using black, it's important to be careful that you don't go outside or color outside the lines. Now I'm just going to go in and grab it with my little finger because this area is quite small and NARAL so. That's why I'm choosing to use my little finger as it's the smallest and will help me get in the tiny spaces so that are still some spaces that aren't completely covered with the black. And so I'm just gonna go in and fill it up with the water brush for the T shirt. I've decided to pick to gallows this green Andi, this yellow so the design will be using for the D showed is stripes. So while making the strife, we're not going to make them completely straight. We're going to go off them on. They're going to follow the shape that the D showed moves in, which is just a slight golf. So I'm gonna go ahead and do that. Since I'm drawing a line, I'm using the tip of my job pastel. And you always want to make sure that whatever bought you're using is clean. I'm choosing to make the lines. Neither do thick north, and I'm just trying to find, like, a balance between them on. Then I'm going to go ahead under the yellow with the green and just follow it. So I'm going right on today. - So because the lines are so thin, you don't need to use your finger to blend them on. You could just go in straight with your brush. So I'm first finishing all the lighter colored stripes, which are the yellow ones, and then I'm gonna move on to the green ones. - At this point, you don't need to worry too much about, like, little messes like thes weekend. Clean them up later. However, if you want to fix this mistake now you can use you can take some water on your brush on. Apply it to the place where you've made your mistake and then take your tissue and go ahead and dab over it. You can repeat this a couple of times on if it's done. No working out you can. He was a white Ben and just dab some dots on the place where you've made your mistake. But this is something you should do at the end once you've completed your project. 9. Adding shadows : Okay, so now we're gonna work on the shadows before we begin to outline the cielo. So to determine where you will be placing your shadows, you need to imagine where ah light source will be coming from. So if I'm saying the light sources of a heel and it's shining on this side of the face, the left side, then the shadows will be on the right side. So now, to add the shadows, I will be using a Kahlo that is d'accord on the color I've used for my skin. So I'm using this brown and I'm just gonna go on the side of the nose on kind of just trace it out just a very thin line. And I've also just gone a little under the news and then moving on to the most ash. Just the right side of the mustache on the line is very thin, as you can see. And then I'm just using my little finger and merging it so that you can see it's kind of given it a more three D effect, helping do bring out the office. If you feel that you might have made your shadow a little darker, than you'd like. Then you can just take your skin color and trace over your shadow just a little bit. And then Margit Oh, here. I'm just going in with but issued to kind of remove any excess dust and color. And now we're just gonna go over it with a brush. So keep in mind that when you're adding water to the shadows, they are going to get darker, as you can see over here. So if you would like them the color I've got then you might wanna add your skin color over your shadow color, and that's all there is to the shadows. 10. Working on the outline and background: Now it's time to outline all the parts of our sailor. So before beginning to outline, you always want to make sure that all your water is dried so you could just touch it with the dip of your finger. Do check. My sailor is completely dry, so now I can begin. So I'm going to start with the gap. Always feel free to turn the board whichever way is comfortable for you as you're tracing or even college. - So if you have any space that's empty, once you're done outlining like I do, you can just go in and fill it up like So Now I'm just moving onto the shoulders. It's Julie. Simple. Just try to keep a steady hand ball, you outlining so that your lines don't waver on their straight. And lastly, we're just going to add any extra lines to the most ash. If you'd like. - Now it's time for the background. This is completely optional. If you wouldn't like a background, you can just remove the tape around your picture and your don. However, if you would like a background, this is how you do it, so the first thing you need to do is choose Akala FIA background. I'm using this blue. Then we're just gonna want to Kahlo the entire people surrounding the sailor, but we kind of want to make him make him look a little airy. So to do that, we're gonna leave just a little bit of space from the people and the date between the paper and deep Onda. A little bit of space between the sailor on the background. Kahlo. So, like I said, I'm leaving that little bit of space and you don't want to color too dark. So don't put too much pressure when coloring with the jock pastel. And since we're covering a much larger space, I'm using the side of my job best self. And if you notice it's kind of like I'm just outlining the sale. Oh, with this skull. Oh, leaving a little bit of space Now. I'm done covering the back own, and we're just gonna blow away any excess dust and we're going to merge with office as again. It's a really big area. So if you remember, we do need to make sure that there is a slight difference between the two sides because we had the light source coming in from the left side. And so that would mean the tight side in the background would also be a little doctor. So we're just gonna go ahead and do that. So what we're going to do is we're going to outline the right edge off the sale. Oh, using the tip of our chalk pastel. And as you can see, I'm just going from starting from the top of his cap on the right side and then going all the way down. You want to put a slight bit of special while outlining, So that is a difference that we can make out and then going on, do much it. So now you can see that there's a little more definition to the shadow of your sailor on If you'd like, you can go ahead and doc in the shadow. But I'm happy with this result. And now we're just going to go in with a brush and add water to the background. If you'd like, you could use a thicker brush for this. - Now I'm just going over the shadow off the sailor, darkening it slightly. So now we're almost at the end of our project. and we're just gonna make sure that it's looking perfect. And so I'm just gonna take energy. Easel on it. Is any of the pencil lines that Arja meaning queues and needed a result to remove any excess colors on your outline? If you don't have a need energy so you can use a regular array. So but it may not be as effective, in which case you can always go over your outline once more and we're finally done with our sale. Oh, so now it's time to remove the date while removing the tape. It's important to always keep pulling the tape towards you, and you want to do this slowly so that you don't dare your paper and you get a nice border . So just keep pulling it towards you, like so you can also use your left hand or your less dominant hand to support the paper while you're pulling and so doesn't shake. And this is, ah, finishes out 11. Finishing up the project: This is my final artwork and I've named my say low Captain Jimmy. I encourage all the fuel, the mix and match the elements given on the template to make your own unique say low. I would also love to see all your artwork. So I hope that you are willing to share some pictures with me. If you like, I would be more than happy to provide any feedback I have for them. If you like this project, please leave your review. I would love to hear any feedback. You have me already have some videos uploaded, so go check them out. And most importantly, don't forget to follow me because there are many more videos coming up in the future. On this way, you get notified every time I upload in your video by