Thursday, January 19, 2012

Metallic Winter Trees

I know tree silhouettes tend to be overdone from time to time.  But...I just think they're beautiful!  I also think they are one of the most simple things to draw with the most beautiful results.  So, I gave each one of my 6th graders a 6x8" piece of paper and showed them how using line variations and overlapping the lines can be quite easy.  Next, the amazing part came.  I let them each use a SILVER MARKER!  They were very excited and tried extra hard so their drawings would turn out just beautiful.  After we colored in the trees & added falling snow, the students used watercolor right over the marker drawings.  I told them they could 1 color + black so it looked like nighttime.  Here are a few examples:

 India's Tree

 Christopher's Tree

 Alex's Tree

Gabe's Tree


  1. gorgeous - the metallic really freshens up the tree motif - love it!

  2. I LOVE the silver markers! What brand? Are they affordable? I have one myself and I know it a bit of moola! They must be so excited to work with them. Silver and sparkles are always a motivator.

  3. The watercolor over silver is beautiful!!

  4. I like the use of solid colors. I'm also passing on the Liebster Blog Award to you to show appreciation for your blog. Thanks!