Learn how to draw a windmill … on a paper plate. It’s in the style of Danish art, costs pennies, and makes for a great display.
This clever idea to paint a windmill on a paper plate comes from Dream, Draw, Create.
It’s another great alternative when you don’t have good watercolor paper to work with. I found these uncoated super cheap plates took the color beautifully, and kept all that lovely texture that watercolor paint is known for.
The fact that you could stick these all on a wall with just a little tape, and have a “framed” windmill art show in about 10 minutes is pure genius. Thanks ‘Dream, Draw, Create’!
If you like this tutorial, you’ll find many more like it in my “Draw Landmarks” ebook in my PDF Shop.
- How to Draw a Windmill PDF tutorial
- Paper plate, uncoated (the super cheap kind found at your grocer or Costco)
- Black Sharpie marker*
- Watercolor paint*
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- Draw a windmill in the center of the plate with a pencil.
- Trace the drawing with a black permanent marker.
- Fill in the drawing with watercolor paint.
- Add a painted border.