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Line Art Project Leaves

Students learn to make leaves transparent by drawing them only with lines. Make them overlap and then fill the paper for a pretty fall drawing project.

These students are 1st graders and they really took their time and drew LOTS of lines. I think having quality markers made all the difference.


There are many more line themed projects in my LINE ART PORTRAITS ebook.

Now you can easily make all kinds of line art portraits simply by printing out a template and drawing a body back in, just the way you want it.

All were created with lots of hands on classroom testing, and designed to take beginner artists from the first step to the last with clear and simple diagrams.


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  1. Students trace a leaf with a pencil. They add a stem and center line.
  2. The leaf drawing is traced with a marker. The inside is filled with diagonal lines. The closer the lines are to each other, the better.
  3. A leaf stencil is placed on the paper, slightly overlapping the first leaf. The same process is repeated.
  4. When there is no more space of whole leaves, then fill remaining white areas with partials that go off the page.

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