I found a simple aid in assisting self portrait drawing for kids. Start them with a circle template for their head and the rest of the body is more likely to fall in place.
These drawings were made for an art fundraiser, and I love how they all turned out. Colorful, creative and unique.
- Watercolor paper
- 2″ Circle template
- Black Sharpie marker
- Liquid watercolor paint
- Students use the template to make a circle near the top of their paper.
- Instruct the students to draw a neck below, then a body, arms and legs. Arms and legs must have two sides, no stick people. The name is added above or below the drawing, where ever there is more space.
- The drawings are traced with a black Sharpie marker.
- Students color in their drawings with crayons, pressing hard to make solid colors.
- Liquid watercolor paints are used to paint in the background – one color only to keep things simple (unless you want grass and sky like Nikolas did.