I wanted a cool one-point perspective lesson that didn't involve the typical 'cityscape'. So Grade 6's did a farm landscape instead. I did a brief lesson on the basics of one-point perspective. The kids had to include a scarecrow up-close, anywhere in the foreground, and a barn, farmhouse, etc. in the far background. Pumpkins needed to be scattered in the field in the middle ground and in varying sizes, depending on their location. We wanted these pictures to give a real sense of 'near' and 'far'. After outlining everything in Sharpie, students outlined each 'section' in waterbased marker, then simply used a brush to add water- this dissolved the marker and gave a subtle watercolour effect. Chalk pastel was used for the sky.
A finished sketch done in the sketchbook to work out ideas first. Love the addition of the fence.
Then drawn on the large paper and everything is outlined in permanent marker.
Now time to colour....we used the 'bleeding marker' technique. Using waterbased markers, draw a thick outline within each shape. Then use a wet paintbrush and 'paint' it with water and it will dissolve the marker. It creates a lovely watercolour-type wash.
Here are the Grade 6 results: Ta da!
This super creepy scarecrow, according to the footprints, has just set fire to the farmhouse!
This one has two sides: evil scarecrow and happy scarecrow- so creative!!