Bernard Hoyes Inspired Dancing Lady

hoyes dancing ladyJamaican-born artist Bernard Hoyes is among the most widely collected and exhibited of contemporary artists. Through his art, many have been able to connect with Jamaica’s colorful traditions and culture.
• Drawing paper
• Black Sharpie
• Oil pastels
1. Past experience has proven that students almost always draw images too small, so requiring art to touch all four sides of the paper helps to eliminate this tendency. Students start with drawing two hands as indicated in diagram #1.
2. A simple dress is drawn connected to the hands, with a hem that touches the bottom of the paper. No feet are necessary, just a simple outline of a dress.
3. A neck and head are added, either straightforward or at an angle.
4. A turban and center knot that touch the top of the paper are added. Once the drawing is done, all the pencil lines are traced with a thick black marker. The skin is colored, along with the dress and background.

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  1. Anonymous

    I love this project! I tried it with my daughter in art today and she loved it. She has a great talent for art and loves any project that allows her to grow as an artist. Thanks so much

  2. Mrs. Drope

    I can’t wait to do this project with my kids!

  3. K-Sue

    We did a lesson insired by this post. It was a BIG hit! Thank you, Kathy.

  4. Hanane

    I love your post like this. They have been encouraging ME (i’m 41) to draw! I did this one and the cardinal today. Post more like this!

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  6. Tess

    beautiful painting…

  7. Kathy

    love this idea, I might try it out with the class

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