We read Eric Carle's book
THE ARTIST WHO PAINTED A BLUE HORSE.
We liked the books so much that we decided to make some illustrations similar in style to his.
We began by studying reference photos of many different animals.
and practiced our drawing...
until we got things just right!
Next we used tissue paper and papier mache paste to cover a large piece of paper with an
just like Eric Carle who created pink rabbits and polka dotted donkeys!
Once it was dry, we turned it over and drew our animals LARGE!
Then we cut our animals out, and added them to our backgrounds.
We love how different each of them look!
And, we had fun adding details like feathers...
Our display was enjoyed by all!