Saturday, August 30, 2014

The Boxtrolls

Have  you heard of the Boxtrolls?  It is a new movie coming out in September.  I stumbled onto a really fun site today that goes along with the movie.  You can discover the fun here.  I made my own Boxtroll.  What do you think?

Monday, August 18, 2014

Working with the paper roll...have you done it yet????

So, have you made anything from your paper roll, yet?  I sat down with one today and came up with a animal.  Here are step by step photos of the process:

First, slightly flatten the tube and draw the contour line of what  you would like to make.  Can you tell that I am planning an elephant?  He will be a standing 3D sculpture when completed.

Next, with it still flat, cut off the negative spaces leaving the positives.

Finally, round out the tube again to take back the original shape of the tube.  Then fold and bend the various sections of your tube to give it a little personality.  I pulled up on the trunk and tusk and also folded the ears forward.

Here it is from another view to show off the tail a little better.  Okay,  what are you going to come up with?  I would want to add some color to this guy as well as the detail.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Ninja Turtles

With the release of the new Ninja Turtles movie, I thought you might like a step by step for drawing the turtles.  This would work for any of the four, you just change the color of their mask once you decide to color your finished drawing.  So, here we go, step by step.....

1. Draw an oval.  Remember to make it light, you can darken the lines you want to keep once you are      finished.  When you add color over light lines, they will disappear.

2. Pump out the cheek area on each side of the oval by adding a curve on each side.

3. Near the top of the cheek curves, add an upside down curve in the middle for the nose.  Connect the curve to the cheeks with a horizontal line.

4.  Add some goofy cartoon eyes above the nose by making two half ovals with a half oval inside of each one for the iris and a dot inside of the iris.  Where you place the dots will matter; they show the direction your turtle is looking.  Mine is cross eyed!!!  Add curves above the eyes like eyebrows.

5. Connect the curved eyebrows with a short horizontal line and extend those lines to the outside of the turtles head.  This happen just above the bottom of the nose area as well.  Connect the horizontal lines with two curves to make the outside edges of the mask.

6.   In the area outside of the head and next to the mask, add a small "c" and "s" curves to create the tie of the mask.  Look closely at my illustration and copy what you see.  Lastly, add a big upwards curve for the mouth.  Create a smaller curve under the first one and add an upside down curve between the two to create the look of an open mouth with a tongue.  Don't forget the small curves on the outside areas of the mouth.

Finally......Color your Ninja Turtle in the colors of  your choice.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

What can you make with that????

I've been thinking about toilet paper tubes a lot in the last couple of days.  I seem to throw a lot of them away, those and paper towel tubes.  There are a lot of projects on the Internet that suggest different ways to use them in art.  So, this post is a challenge for you.  Save your TP tubes and paper towel tubes and create something.  Let me see what your creativity can bring. You can cut them, paint them, glue them or a combination of things, just create!  Send me a photo of your finished work or bring it in to school and share it with everyone.  I can't wait to see what you will come up with!!!  I'll be making something as well to share with all of you.