Thursday, April 19, 2012

Quick Art Project

Follow through is not one of my strengths.  I have good intentions on getting things done but, unfortunately, I have a lot of unfinished projects around.  Such as, the scarf I started knitting this winter and walls that I never finished painting. 

So when we started our art curriculum this year I fully intended on sticking with it until the end.  But...we fizzled out of it.  We chose a drawing course and we completed a few nice projects and learned some new techiniques like shading, texture, lines, etc.  We also learned how to draw one point perspective:



Now that we don't have a curriculum to follow I was scrambling at the last minute to come up with an art project the other day.  I did a quick search and found instructions and templates for making comics.  It turned out to be a fun activity and Jared plans to continue making more. 

In case you can't see it, it says:
Hi, my name is Jared.
This is pretty much what I do most of the day. (Kid laying in bed, relaxing)
(Running) Yep, you heard me, 'most of the day'.  I said that because I'm homeschoo--
(Bang! Crashes into trashcan.) ...Uh...---schooled.

I found the templates and lots of other ideas at and instructions and ideas for coming up with a story here.  Or, if you do a search in Google you can find lots of ideas.


  1. Awesome drawing! They both did so well. Jared's comic was funny...the boy has humor!

  2. I'm right there with ya on the follow through thing!

    I love to see the variations that different students come up with, when given the same assignment.
    Jenna's drawing is very defined, while Jared's is soft and muted.

    I love the sky in Jared's background and the boldness of Jenna's street anchors the picture and gives it a sense of balance.

    My two cents...
    for whatever they're worth.