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Folk Art Halloween Cat Painting

By Kathybarbro @KathyBarbro
Folk Art Halloween Cat PaintingFolk art has been traditionally created by those with no official training in the arts. This style really lends itself to children’s art as there is no expectation to make things look “real”.1. A cat is drawn in pencil with very simple shapes: round head, oval body, long legs and curly tail. The lines are traced with a black crayon.2. Details of the cat are added in crayon: the eyes, nose, mouth, whiskers, spots, leg stripes and claws. 3. Stars are added around the cat in crayon, along with a border.4. The cat is painted in with black watercolor paint, the background with orange, and the border with another warm color (I chose pink).

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