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Drawing and painting beasties

We started our art unit by comparing two very successful, contemporary children's book illustrators - Chris Riddell and Rob Biddulph. Their different artistic styles were compared by looking at a number of their line drawings. We focused particularly on their depiction of monsters to link with our topic of Beasties. 


The children enjoyed following one of Rob Biddulph's excellent drawing tutorials and created some terrific monsters including one called Kevin. Please follow the link for the tutorial or you may like to try the other monster drawing lesson.


Kevin drawing tutorial

Monster tutorial

In our art unit we have focused upon the use of line, tone and texture in our drawings and paintings of beasties. Inspiration for our work has come from our English focused text, Jenny Nimmo's The Beasties. We have explored how emotions can be conveyed through depicting different facial expressions.