1. We begin by drawing an animal shape with a pencil or pen(I used die cut shapes of cows and unicorns in which the unicorn shapes were able to be replaced by horses by removing the horn and adding ears like in the samples above)
2. We then proceeded by adding a watercolor background using long horizontal strokes to create a sunset/sky effect. We even painted over our shape since it is still visible over the watercolor background.
2. Underneath the hooves of the animal, we painted two black dots and used those dots as guide to create horizon line. I noticed that students tend to make their horizon line higher if we don't first draw the dots under the hooves. (They connect the dots and proceed to drawing the horizon line all the way across their paper and filling the ground area with black paint.)
3. They also fill in their animal shape with black.
4. Once they have their animal shape and ground area painted in, they now use black paint to draw the trunk of the tree, branches and twigs.
5. I provide a thick bristle brush for the leafs and using a dabbing technique, students add the leafs on the tree.
white paper, black paint, ink pens or pencils, die cut animal shapes, brushes