Thursday, March 26, 2009

Create Your Own David Wiesner Cloud Scene

This is another project inspired by David Wiesner. To try the first project, click here.

I don't think you really need to see my attempt at this. It was fun and that's all that really matters.

Supplies Needed:

Construction Paper
Oil Pastels
Baby Oil

Read Sector 7. In fact, you should probably not read the rest of this project until you have read Sector 7. I don't want to ruin anything for you.

As you'll remember from the book, sector 7 is where all the clouds for the eastern coast of the U.S. are made. When the boy visits sector 7 he helps the clouds take on new shapes--as sea creatures.

Today, draw your own underwater scene made entirely of clouds. Use a dark colored piece of construction paper. Go with blue, green, or black. Fill your page with sea creatures such as fish, starfish, seahorses, dophins, and whales. Draw them with white oil pastel and then fill them in with white, black, and shades of grey.

Blend the colors with Q-tips. You may want to use a little baby oil to help the colors blend. The oil with also help the clouds look whispy. For big, fluffy-looking clouds, skip the oil.

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