Tuesday, September 14, 2010
LE: The American White Pelican
LE is continuing their animal theme this year so I thought of starting off with John Audubon's bird paintings. He had a great sense of composition, capturing the natural movement of birds in their habitat and utilizing the entire space of the page. While we discussed basic facts about pelicans, students followed along with my demonstration. They first drew a large "S" curve on their page, then drew specific features. When they were ready to paint, we briefly discussed why we needed brushes in different sizes and how to mix dark colors so the white feathers of the pelican would stand out.