Tag: Animal Projects

  • Animal Drawing: Goldfish Project

    There are over 100 different kinds of goldfish. They can live up to 25 years and have a memory of 3 seconds. In our goldfish drawing we used the oval shape, repeating lines and patterns to show texture. The scallops and curved parallel lines suggest the texture of skin and scales. The plants in the… Read More

  • Animal Drawing: Holiday Amigos

    Sorry we did not post any projects over past few days, we were in Pasadena visiting our daughter. Today we are going to a fun animal project called Holiday Amigos. Materials: Heavyweight drawing paper, sketching pencil, sharpie, watercolor pencils and/or chalk pastels. Step #1: Draw light guidelines across the center and down the middle. Draw… Read More

  • Animal Drawing: Vermillion Flycatcher

    I wanted to do a project to warm up on this chilly winter day, a this little guy does the trick. The Vermilion Flycatcher, is a small passerine bird that can be found in the southwestern United States. The species grows to about seven inches in length, males are bright red in color, with dark… Read More

  • Animal Drawing: Audubon Winter Cardinal

    I am always looking for animal projects for our students to create, one of favorite artist to use is John James Audubon.We used John James Audubon work as our inspiration for Winter cardinal. John James Audubon (1785 – 1851) was a French–American ornithologist, naturalist, hunter, and painter. He painted, catalogued, and described the birds of… Read More

  • Animal Drawing: Holiday penguins

    Penguins are a great subject for holiday projects. In this project i use a simple figure eight design penguin. Penguins are a group of aquatic, flightless birds living almost exclusively in the southern hemisphere, especially in Antarctica. Highly adapted for life in the water, penguins have countershaded dark and white plumage, and their wings have… Read More

  • Animal Drawing: Toucan

    One kids favorite subjects to draw is birds and who does not love the toucan. Toucans are members of the family Ramphastidae of near passerine birds from the Neotropics. The family is most closely related to the American barbets. They are brightly marked and have large, often colorful bills. The name of this bird group is… Read More

  • Animal Drawing: Emperor Penguin with Chick

    We had a drawing workshop this week on penguins and I wanted share one of the projects with you. The Emperor Penguin is the tallest and heaviest of all living penguin species and is endemic to Antarctica. The male and female are similar in plumage and size, reaching 122 cm (48 in) in height and weighing… Read More

  • Animal Drawing: Bush Baby

    The Senegal Bushbaby which is a small, nocturnal primate. The name “bush baby” may come either from the animals’ cries or from their appearance. They are agile leapers, and run swiftly along branches. They live in Africa south of the Sahara and nearby islands including Zanzibar. They tend to live in dry woodland regions and… Read More

  • Animal Drawing: Great Horned Owl

    One the favorite birds for students to draw is the owl, in this lesson we are inspired by wildlife artist Robert Bateman.  Great Horned Owl does not really have “horns” but tall tufts of feathers. When disturbed, the owl raises the tufts and sits very still so it can blend into the tree bark and… Read More

  • Animal Drawing: Reindeer

    One of my favorite illustrators is Sachiko Umoto, who has several great books on plants, people and animals. I am using her wonderful reindeer for our inspiration. Both male and female reindeer have antlers, which they shed every winter by the males and the spring by the females.Step #1: Draw the head , eyes, nose,… Read More