Bumblebee Painting

Bumblebee paintingI tried out this Bumblebee painting today, inspired from a stock art image.

I like how the black permanent marker guarantees crisp lines, and the white crayon adds a little extra sparkle.

MATERIALS
• Watercolor Paper
• Sharpie marker, fine point
• Liquid watercolor paint
• White crayon

DIRECTIONS
1. Draw bees in pencil, filling the paper with profile and overhead views. Note: It is best to draw only five lines on the body so you will end up with three fat stripes. A variety of bee sizes will add interest to the picture.

2. Trace the drawing with a black Sharpie marker. Fill in the stripes and head with a chisel tip Sharpie marker.

3. Use a white crayon to draw lots of broken lines in the wings.

4. Paint the background one color, going over the wings of the bees.

5. Paint the yellow bodies. Note: Painting the shapes in this order allows the background paint the most amount of time to dry. The goal is to keep the colors from bleeding on the fat little bee bodies.

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

One Response

  1. […] the week, the kids completed an art project. I found this Bee painting on Art Projects for Kids (I love the ideas on this site and while she does have some paid projects, many are […]

Leave a Reply