Monday, October 6, 2008

Draw Your Own Underwater Scene

This is a simple way to make your fish look like they really are swimming underwater.

Supplies Needed:

Blue construction paper
Washable markers
Spray bottle with water

Cover your workspace and gather your materials.

Begin by drawing an underwater scene in pencil. Your picture could include a school of fish, a shark, a dolphin, an octopus, a starfish, or anything else you can imagine. Below is the inspiration for my drawing. My mom took this picture underwater last year and I love it!
In marker, draw lots of blue water lines around your pencil drawing. Then, spray some water on your picture so the blue lines run a little.
Let the paper dry.

Go over your pencil lines with marker until your underwater scene is complete. I encourage you to include lots of different underwater creatures in your drawing. You might even choose to make up your own animals.
I love that the water lines look wet and smudgy. If you want your lines to run more, use blue copy paper instead of construction paper.

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2 comments:

Ms. Julie's Place said...

You might try crumpling up the paper first before you spray it too and the smooth it back out. The creases will look light light reflecting through the water.
Loved the recommendation for the da Vinci book. We just studied him in class a couple week ago.

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