Students will take distinct characteristics from plants around the world, and combine or exaggerate features to invent their own imaginary plant.
2 & 3
Drawing / Oil Pastels
Artists are inspired by the world around them.
How is drawing from imagination different than drawing from observation?
Materials and Tools
- Grey pastel paper
- White charcoal pencil
- Oil pastels
Students will combine or exaggerate distinct features from plants around the world to invent an imaginary plant of their own.
Students will start with the largest shapes of their plant.
Students will color-mix and fill in the large areas of their drawing.
Reflection Questions for Discussion
- What lines, shapes, details and colors did you use in your drawing?
- What distinctive features did you add to your plant?
- How did you make your plant imaginary?
Imaginary, Exaggerate, Repeat