We decided to try our hand at an Egyptian mural from Artistic Pursuits Book 1. The Ancient Egyptians actually created a grid and then drew, but we just drew instead. We used oil pastels to color it in. We focused on a farming scene, making sure all the people's faces were profile instead of straight on (as in Ancient Egyptian art).
I normally always draw along with the girls, and while I don't consider myself an artist at all, sometimes I do things they didn't think of and they often copy me. I noticed this mostly with drawing. They would always draw bold, dark lines with definite edges to everything. I started drawing with them, making more of a feather-type movement instead of straight dark lines. Their finished products looked a lot more real.
Here is what we ended up with! :)
|Dreamer's Egyptian mural (7)|
|Coco's Egyptian mural (8)|
|My Egyptian mural (aka Mama)|