4th Grade Watercolor Winter Landscapes

Materials: Crayola Watercolor Pencils, Watercolor Paper, small watercolor brush

We begin the drawing with a light grey watercolor pencil. I stress the importance to the kids of drawing lightly. The watercolor pencils do not erase easily. We begin drawing the simple shapes for the snowman, working from large to small, then adding shading on each part of the body. We paint over each part with a small amount of water.
Once the snowman body is done, we begin with the background using the watercolor pencils. We color in a horizon and the shadow of the snowman, and use a small amount of water to paint over. We then color the snowman nose, eyes, arms, scarf and a hat. We only paint water over the nose scarf and hat, not the eyes or mouth. Then the trees and shadows of trees, paint over with water.

I so carefully plan out the steps when using watercolor pencil to give areas a chance to dry along the way. It keeps it from getting messy and all blended together.


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