Today, Mrs. Nuttall's 3rd Grade class started their READING MONTH project inspired by the classic WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE. Before telling them what their book was, we completed a directed drawing (see my silly examples below), and students had to guess if they recognized the character at all. After learning that they'd be drawing their own WILD THING, I read the book to them while they created their official first draft. I encouraged students to use parts of our two practice sketches, but also to make the character their own and be as creative as possible. We talked about PATTERN and TEXTURE being used to show things like fur and scales as well.
Students used construction paper crayons to create a rough draft of their WILD THING. I absolutely LOVE the creativity, and cannot wait to see the final result! Click to enlarge the images below.
After the practice drawing, students laid out their final concept on 12x18" white paper using pencil. Check out the images below for a sneak peek.
During our next class, WILD THINGS will
be finalized and we will start to add COLOR!