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"Mr. Cummins, May I go put my contacts back in? They popped out when I took one look at these coloring sheets."
These coloring sheets aren't just for kids. 200 pages of interesting designs and patterns. When students apply value scales, shading, and blending in colored pencil, various optical effects can be created. Color and shading combinations can bring out dimensional properties, shimmering metallic effects and even the illusion of movement. My students always enjoy coloring these designs.
Excellent to include adjacent to a value scale lesson or a Zentangle project. A great project to follow shading and color blending lessons. Perfect for practicing pencil techniques, color theory, counter-shading, contrast and extra credit work. Two or three students can collaborate on a design. These coloring pages can be used with colored pencils, markers, crayon, and other media as well. Even watercolors and watercolor pencils work great...particularly if one avoids using excess water and paints every other shape leaving dry paper between the painted areas. When dry, the intermediate spaces may be painted. This method keeps painted areas from bleeding into one another and also helps standard copy paper hold up to the wet media better and wrinkle less. One can also use as reference material for original artwork...Or even use chalk to transfer these images directly to scratch-art paper and other media.
100 designs on letter-size coloring sheets plus an identical set in 11x17 format for those who want to go big. 200+ pages.
I like to precede this project with my Value and Shading Exercises
Your students may also enjoy my Op-Art Orbs edition.
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