I've had some Halloween fun ahead of time. These are samples I made this week for the group of homeschoolers I do an art class with. We did some exercises drawing spherical forms, then cross section views of pumpkins, and finally cat faces and a cat silhouette. Then I showed them these pictures. Can we do our own? Yes, by all means. You can do these if you want to, use them for use them for ideas or for reference, or not at all. What a range they came up wiTH: Jack-O-Lanterns on the bank of a pond - How do I make reflections? Oh, boy. Everything is opposite and a bit darker, with a bit of wiggly around the edges if there is any ripple in the water. Jack-O-Lanterns with cats and Halloween greetings. Pumpkins in the fields with lots of vines. A simple arrangement of large and small pumpkins. Pumpkins on a hill with vines. A jack-o-lantern in a moody landscape. A large jack-o-lantern like a mask. A small pumpkin - and then- how about making one for me, either a big one or a page with lots of little ones? I'll just make a big one. Oh thank you. A pumpkin in the grass vignette almost like botanical art. And finally three large pumpkins spread across the paper in bright orange with sturdy stems. I wish I had time to take pictures of their work. Words will have to do for now. I love to see the kids enter the world of the paper, just like any other play world - dolls, legos, cars, trains, mud!
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