Sunday, January 13, 2013

Value hands with KAWS


Talk about The Kaws painting below:
              What is happening in the piece
What type of art does it most remind you of?
Look at the second piece
Have you seen this before? When? 
What is the same about the two pieces of art? 
color and mood how does it make you feel? 
Value: tints and shades
Black: You only need a dot to change the color
Monochromatic mono (one) chrome (color)
Pure color: color from the bottle. 
KAWS (1974-)
American Painter and illustrator
was born Brian Donnelly in Jersey City, New Jersey.[1] 
He graduated from the School of Visual Arts in New York with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in illustration in 1996.[2] 
After graduation, KAWS briefly worked for Disney as a freelance animator painting backgrounds. 
He also contributed to the animated series 101 Dalmatians, Daria and Doug.[3]

Step 1: On card stock, trace your hand. Make sure you finger tips are at the top of the paper and draw your wrist/arm till the bottom. 
Step 2: Draw four horizontal lines through the paper making five stripes (1 is the stripe with fingertip 5 is the bottom stripe with the wrist) seven spaced apart
Step 3: Add pure color through the middle both in and outside of the hand drawing
Step4: Paint white on the inside of the fingertips and opposite end the outside of the wrist
Step5: Mix white with red 
Step6: Add the new color inside the hand (2nd Stripe) and outside the wrist (fourth Stripe)
Step7: Paint black on the inside of the wrist (5) and the outside of the fingertips (1) 
Step6: Add black to your pure color
Step7: Add your new color inside wrist (4) outside the hand (2) 

card stock
Tempura Paint in white Black and red
Scrap paper


  1. Thanks so much for sharing this information! I have been looking into kids art sets for my kids so they can make fun things like this! Can you tell me where I can find more information like this? Thanks!

  2. All of these ideas on this blog would be cute to put in kids art kits. It's so nice as a teacher to have all of these ideas!

  3. This is really interesting. KAWS is such a wonderful artist I think it is great that this project reflects one of his works. Thank you for sharing.

    What is a PhD by Publication?