Quite possibly the world’s most simple monster drawing. Students used a roll of masking tape to draw the eyes, one of which needed to be going off the page.
Given the simplicity of these up close monsters, they make great subject matter for all kinds of media.
The two samples here have some different watercolor techniques applied, but there are lots of other possibilities: dried glue and chalk pastel, oil pastel and chalk, layered oil pastel for scratch art, and more.
MATERIALS FOR SIMPLE MONSTER DRAWING
- Watercolor paper, try Strathmore for special occasions*
- Roll of masking tape, or similar, for tracing
- Sharpie, black, chisel tip*
- Liquid watercolor paint*
- (Optional) Salt
- (Optional) Lemon juice
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1. Trace the inside of a roll of tape the draw two eyes. Finish the monster head by drawing lightly with a pencil.
2. Trace the lines with the thick black marker.
3. Paint the art carefully with watercolor.
4. Sprinkle salt on the paint for a speckled look, and lemon juice for the blotchy look. Let dry and brush off any excess salt.
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