Our first 4th grade art project is a project in confidence, trusting that you CAN do it and letting go of the stress of trying to make it perfect. With this large scale ink drawings kids activity, children will practice drawing still life and learn how to recognize shadows from natural light.
Large Scale Ink Drawings Kids Activity
Be brave! Using the ink and brush without drawing first with a pencil may seem scary to begin with, but be brave and make your marks boldly and large!
Remember to think about the placement of your objects. The paper is large and you will be drawing the objects larger than life-size.
- large piece of heavyweight drawing or watercolor paper
- black Sharpie marker
- watercolor brush
- pan watercolors
- container of water
- still life including fruits, bottles, and more!
- paper towels and newspaper for easy clean up
- Arrange still life near a bright window. Make sure the objects aren't too far apart, and overlap their edges.
- Grab a seat in front of the objects. With the black Sharpie marker, begin drawing the object in the back first, then work your way forward. Remember to pick up your pen when you come to an overlapping line.
- Add any details and the natural shadows you see with black ink.
- After the work is dry, use watercolors or soft pastels to add color and darken shadows.
- After you add color, you can go back over your black lines with ink to make them sharp.