You pretty much can’t lose when you make pumpkins your subject matter for a painting.
The line work alone is perfect for teaching kids how to give their circles dimension, let alone all the shading possibilities.
- Watercolor paper
- Bowl, about 6″ diameter for tracing
- Sharpie marker, black
- Liquid watercolor paint
- The bowl is traced in pencil in the center of the paper, a stem was added (it should be set “into” the pumpkin).
- It’s best to make the center vertical line first, and then add the curved ones to the right and left afterwards.
- Lastly, to keep the pumpkins from looking like smooth basketballs, the sections were given a bit of a bump between the lines. Not a lot, just a 1/4″ or so. This step is not advised for kinder to 1st graders or so, it’s a bit beyond their perception at that age.
- Add a background to the drawing, trace with a black permanent marker.