We then looked at the illustration portion of his site and to see some of his beautiful water and landscape images. He has a great way with shape, line, and color. We ended up focusing on the image below.
Next, I talked about Erik's use of warm and cool colors. I then shared an example of what ours would look like. I emphasized the use of warm and cool and that we would be pressing hard and soft in different places to create bold and light colors like they did with the Kate Spain flowers from last week.
I started each student off with the inside of the wave already drawn on their paper. A backwards C shape. We used a dot to mark how tall we wanted the wave and another to the right side to mark how wide we wanted it. We then built the outline of the wave shape together.
Once the wave was drawn we created the land mass in the middle. Sky color lines came next and we added warm colors to the sky, pressing hard in parts and softly in others. We did a little mixing in the sky to create orange or yellow orange as well. The same process was followed for the water.
Thanks for the inspiration, Erik!