Thursday, February 23, 2012

Look at the story book Where the Wild Things Are
What shapes do you see
What shapes are spikes and horns made from?
What Lines do you see?
Do you see organic shapes?
Artist:Maurice Bernard Sendak (born June 10, 1928) 
American writer and illustrator of children's literature.  
He is best known for his book, Where the Wild Things Are, published in 1963.
One of his first professional commissions was to create window displays for the toy store 
F.A.O. Schwarz. 
His illustrations were first published in 1947 in a textbook titled Atomics for the Millions by Dr. Maxwell Leigh Eidinoff. 
He spent much of the 1950s illustrating children's books written by others before beginning to write his own stories.
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Step1: Using your piece of yarn, lay out and organic shape on your page to begin
Step2: Using Oil Pastels trace the outside of your organic shape. This makes your monsters head
Step3: add 2 geometric shapes for eyes
Step3: add one organic shape for a nose
Step4: add a line for a mouth. WAIT! How does your monster feel? Happy or sad, Angray or confused? This could help make your decision. 
Step5: add two organic shapes for ears
Step4: add 5 geometric shapes for hair
Step5: add spikes, gils, teeth, horns, feathers or any other things you can think of with your black 
Step6: Fill in your geometric/organic monster with colors. 
White paper
Black sharpies or oil pastels
Piece of string
All colors of oil pastels

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1 comment:

  1. Love the expressions on these guys, they make me smile. Also, I have been looking for a new organic shape lesson and may have to borrow this. Thanks for sharing!