Watercolor Cow Face

Watercolor Cow diagramA piece of stock art inspired this simple watercolor cow with bold, colorful outlining. The trick is to trace the drawing of the cow many times with crayon so the color will really stand out when complete.

PREP: Very light grid lines were drawn in pencil, dividing the watercolor paper into 8 sections as shown.
1. Students drew their cow face in pencil as shown in the diagram.
2. They chose one crayon to trace all the pencil lines. When finished, they traced the lines again so they would be very bold and colorful.
3. Students used Crayola watercolor trays to mix up black, pink, and whatever color they wanted for the background. Remember, sometimes less is more, so lots of details are really not necessary for this project.

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