Thought I’d post one more of the ‘Backyard Birds’ coloring book images. Most of them are done, and just about ready to go into post production. For obvious reasons, I don’t think I’ll post any more of these, but stay tuned for my next project!
For this project (and, hopefully for a series of these coloring books) I liked the idea of including some learning in the book. I’m not entirely sure, but I seem to remember coloring books having this element “back in the day.” I think we’ve gotten away from that learning, but what more fun way to learn, about birds in this case, than by coloring?!!!
wanted to share another image from my ‘Backyard Birds: Fun Facts’ coloring book project. My aim is to create a coloring book that is fun and informative for all ages, but mostly children. My hope is that this will be the first in a series, or at least a set of “Fun Facts” coloring books.
Did a number of demo drawings for lesson plans for kids art classes for the Newport Art Museum, and the Warwick Center for the Arts. Coloring books, comics, manga, and cartooning – it’s good to get some classes going again!
As many of you know, I also teach drawing/illustration. One place I hold classes is at the Warwick Art Museum, now called the Warwick Center for the Arts. I taught my very first class there in 1998! They are having a gallery showing of work by the art instructors who teach there. Some great and varied work! Stop by and check it out at:
3259 Post Rd, Warwick, RI 02886 https://warwickcfa.org/
They are also holding Summer camp classes – in person! Very few spots due to social distancing guidelines, so sign up soon! (my classes are listed at the bottom of the flyer)
Here are some lesson sheets I did up for the students of my Manga class. They’ve really been getting into creating cool Manga drawings! And have made quite a bit of progress…working on their line-work and body types