We then had a brief lesson in drawing a tree by using a large Y shape to establish the trunk and two major branches. The artists then added more Y shapes to create additional branches and continued on making smaller and smaller Y shapes to complete their trees. The students then practiced modifying the base of the large Y to make different shaped tree trunks and the Y shaped branches were modified by adding curves to the legs of the Y shapes.
This lesson was found at www.incredibleart.org and was submitted by Ned Fox of Spokane
After practicing these techniques the students created large trees with brown crayon on blue paper. Snow was added to the branches and each student made a decision on how they could include additional snow in their drawings. The final process included doing a water color wash of midnight blue over the entire drawing.
I have posted a variety of drawing from several artists. The winter wonderland of snow capped trees are beautiful and many will be displayed in the hallways, so please take a minute to stop and enjoy the creativity of our East End Studio Artists.