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Easy Da Vinci Art Lesson: Having Fun with Patterns

Here’s a fun Da Vinci art lesson, starting with a very famous face and then filling in your own background with lines, just for contrast.

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Materials for a Da Vinci Art Project

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  • Drawing Paper. Don’t substitute it with copy paper or construction paper. The surface will get fuzzy, erasing might cause holes, and the colors will generally not look as bright.
  • Pencil. The Ticonderoga brand are the most reliable, make nice dark lines when you need them, and are the easiest to erase.
  • Eraser. Large ones you can hold in your hand do a much better job than just the pencil tips.Stabilo Markers. They have the best colors, the best tips, and last the longest.
  • Black Sharpie Marker. These fine point permanent markers make nice black lines, have a good tip for coloring, and never bleed when they get wet. Use them in areas with good ventilation and add extra paper underneath for table protection.

Directions for a Da Vinci Project

Time needed: 45 minutes.

Easy Da Vinci Art Lesson

  1. View the Da Vinci painting for reference.

  2. Print the template on drawing paper.

  3. Sketch and trace the basic outlines. Trace with a thick marker.

  4. Add lots and lots of patterns with a thin black marker.

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