5 8 $5.00 - $8.00
- 1 sheet of 8 ½ ” x 11” White Paper or Larger
- Paint (Watercolor, Acrylics), Crayons or Pastels
- Paint Brush
- Place your paper in portrait position (vertically). From the top come down approximately 3 inches, find the middle of the paper and draw an oval approximately 3 inches wide, use this as your starting point to create a cylinder about 5 inches long. You've just created the fish bowl
- Inside the bowl draw an oval at the top, this gives the illusion of water in the bowl as well as a top and bottom to the glass fish bowl.
- Draw a large circle around the fish bowl (be careful not to cross the fish bowl) this is the table upon which it rests.
- Create 4 goldfish in the lower portion of the fish bowl (teardrop shapes for the body and triangles for tails). Create 3 oval shapes at the top of the fish bowl, this is the reflection of the fish in the water
- Create leaf shapes of different shapes and sizes on the "table" as well as in the upper background
- Let's paint/color. This will be a mixed media painting, start by using a yellow crayon to fill in areas at the top of the fish bowl and the bottom of the fish bowl, use a blue crayon to fill in areas in the middle section of the fish bowl (the space around the goldfish). Use a pink crayon to fill in the circular table.
- Use pink watercolor paint to paint the upper background. Use light gray watercolor paint to paint over the pink crayon areas of the table. Use black watercolor to trace the table.
- Fill in the top and bottom areas of the fishbowl with yellow watercolor paint, paint over your blue and yellow crayon colored areas.
- Paint the leaves in various shades of green
- Paint the goldfish and the reflection of the goldfish orange.
- Paint the upper area of the glass bowl gray and black
- Finish by adding a few purple brush strokes to the upper right background area around the leaves to give the impression of flowers
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