The Elementary Art class had a great time learning how to draw birds.
We started by practicing drawing birds in our sketch books:
We then Outlined it with oil pastel. Add some oil pastel details to the background in a lighter color.
We talked about cool and warm colors and how warm colors come toward you. We made them colorful and fun because birds are bright and fun.
Paint the backgrounds with a cool, complimentary color to make the birds pop. Cool colors will make your warm-colored birds come forward, and complimentary colors make them pop more.
Jamie Lightfoot is an oil painter and owner of Picket Fence Art Studio.