Cool Colors Fish Art Lesson Tutorial for At HomeApr 05, 2023
Cool Colors are blue, green, and purple and they are all found on the same side of a color wheel. Cool colors make a viewer feel cold, calm, or peaceful and often remind us of winter, nature, or water. And this is one reason we are going to use cool colors in this art lesson tutorial.
In this art tutorial, we're going to learn the steps for making a Cool Color Scheme or Palette artwork of a Fish that also plays with the principle of design proportion. Grab something to draw with and your cool colors in a choice art medium: blue, purple, and green, and let's make some art.
How to Use Cool Colors in Art:
You can use your cool color palette to make your audience feel a certain way or bring about a certain emotion. In this case of the Cool Colors Fish Art Lesson for your child or family, we are going to use cool colors to make the viewer of our art think of nature and the coldness of water.
Step 1: Begin Drawing your Fish
Begin your fish by drawing the face, back and dorsal find. Change the proportions of these- either make them really big or really small. We will change proportions on our fish of different elements to make the fish look rather funny instead of realistic.
Step 2: Create the Facial Details and Fins
Draw on details of your fish's face and fins. Make them bigger or smaller on purpose and with the intention of distorting the image and making it look silly- playing with proportion and cool colors at the same time!
Step 3: Finish the Fish and Add a Background
Add details to the face and create a mosaic pattern on the body. Add details to the background and in the negative space around your fish.
Step 4: Add Cool Colors
Use your choice of art mediums to color the fish using cool colors: blue, green, and purple.
Cool colors are great to use in artworks to explore cool color schemes and make your viewer feel calm, cold, or even sad in the case of Pablo Picasso's Blue Period. In what ways do you explore cool colors in your classroom? Are you going to try making this fish? I would love to hear your thoughts in the comments!
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