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Watercolor Cardinal

By Kathybarbro @KathyBarbro
Watercolor CardinalI’ve been on the lookout for a new way to draw a simple cardinal. This one, inspired by a stock art illustration is a bit abstract, but still built on some very simple shapes.1. On a horizontal sheet of watercolor paper, students draw a cardinal in pencil, following the diagram above. I made some wing templates that you can download HERE, if desired. If used, students place ii on their paper as shown and trace. The body is drawn around it, and then the head. The face details are added, as well as feet and tail.2. When complete, the cardinal is traced with a black permanent marker, and the black face is filled in.3. Details of the cardinal are colored in with crayon, such as the legs and beak. Branches may be added around it, as well as lots of little snowflakes with a white crayon.4. The background is painted entirely with blue watercolor paint.

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