My Grade One class painted these reindeer portraits this week! I am so pleased with how they turned out!
Here is how we drew them:
Place a finger at the bottom of the paper and trace both sides to make the neck.
Using your opposite hand as a guide for size, draw a circle around your hand (not tracing) so that your oval is wider and taller than your hand.
Draw a line from the top of the head towards each of the top corners of your paper.
Draw ears at the top of the head pointing to the sides of the paper.
Draw a large horizontal oval at the bottom of the face for the nose.
Draw 2 vertical ovals at the top of the face for the eyes.
Add dots for the eyes and finish the antlers.
Draw a rounded square around the neck - there will need to be a bit of erasing here to hide the lines of the neck.
Finish the scarf.
We then used black oil pastels to outline our drawings and I had them paint the scarf, nose and the background.
Then next day we added a bit of peach pastel to the inside of our reindeers' ears, white to add details to the scarf, and went over our antlers and any other spots where we felt needed some more black outlining. We used brown paint to finish the reindeer.
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