In our Illustrator class we studied the art work of Fiona French. She has so many amazing styles it is great inspiration! In this class we looked specifically at her book "Anancy and Mr. Dry-Bone".
Our illustrator inspired artwork was to create a background in watercolor washes and then create a drawing in black permanent ink on top of our beautiful papers.
Students created a sketch of their story page first in pencil on copy paper.
Then we took time to create our colorful backgrounds with watercolors like the ones in Fiona French's work.
We talked about art vocabulary like line, pattern, and texture.
Some students were inspired by French's use of borders!
We shared our work with each other and told the story being depicted in our work.
I am in love with this one!