You probably know all about patterns! A pattern is something - like a shape, color, line - that repeats itself. Patterns are all around us and are often used by artists. There are actually pattern designers/artists who create patterns for clothing, curtains, tablecloths, backpacks, and many other products we buy.
Listen to the story “Pattern Fish” to better understand patterns. (video below)
Then use the reference images below to draw some fish of your own on a piece of paper. Fill each fish with a different pattern. Try creating a line pattern, a shape pattern, and a color pattern. Maybe even come up with something new! Use whatever coloring supplies you have to add color to complete your drawing.
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Illustration is a very popular form of visual art these days. Illustrations are not just found in picture books - they are on all kinds of products and items, from clothing to coffee cups. You can probably find a lot of illustrated items around your house! Illustration is a great way for an artist to show their individual drawing style and imagination.
These are examples of illustrations of jars: worlds within jars!
Use these as inspiration as you learn to draw your own 3D looking jar or bottle and fill it with a world of your own choosing. Watch the video to learn how to draw the jar. Some ideas for a world within your jar are: your dream house or bedroom, a message of love or peace, all your favorite things, an environmental ecosystem like the rainforest, a terrarium full of plants and small bugs… the possibilities are endless!