Wednesday, November 19, 2014

A Whale of a Time!

AHOY MATEY!
Dive into our drawing lesson...
smallSHOP's WONDERFUL WHALE SHIPS

We start by drawing a friendly floating whale...


Then we add crisp architectural details to create a ship on top!


smallSHOP artists use complex line work and color to add their own flair.
Each whale ship becomes completely UNIQUE!




Perfect for ANY age!

We love that this lesson can be simplified to appeal to our littlest artists...

Whale Ships by 3 Year Olds:


Whale Ships by 5 Year Olds:



... complex and dynamic to challenge older artists!

Whale Ships by 6 - 12 Year Olds:







Thar She Blows!

Have a creative day.

Always,

smallSHOP

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Fancy Pants Animals

ANIMAL HEAD + HUMAN CLOTHES =
FURRY FASHIONISTA FUN
Create a funny hybrid creature
with a flair for fashion!


We came up with these adorable crazy critters by working in a series:


First, we made collage magic-
we combed fashion and sports magazines 
searching for the perfect outfit to match our animal's head...
INSTANT CHARISMA!


Next, we used our collage as the basis for a fine tuned sketch


Finally, we showed off our drawing skills 
by adding lots of detail and intricate pen and ink line work.


The result -
A whimsically surreal character with 
LOTS of personality!




Who wouldn't love these refined furry friends?

Have Fun!

Always,
smallSHOP












Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Amazing Anime Self-Portraits

BIG eyes, BIG sparkle, 
BIG personality!
smallSHOP Inspired By Anime
Ages 6-12


 smallSHOP artists took inspiration
 from Japanese anime drawing styles
 to create their own vibrant and zany self-portraits.


We love how these portraits truly capture
 their fun loving personalities!




We practiced drawing faces in anime style -
BIG eyes with bright highlights
and SUPER expressive features...



smallSHOP artists drew big and painted on large canvases.
The results are amazing self-portraits
that show off how lovely these kids are
inside and out!


These portraits have POP and will be positively treasured.

Have fun creating!
Always,

smallSHOP




Thursday, October 30, 2014

Spooky smallSHOP Skull Painting

SPOOKY SKULLS
A smallSHOP DIY

Trade in the pumpkins for a permanent 
holiday decoration to use year after year. 

Create an abstract skull painting 
easy DIY and fun for all…

You will need: 
canvas, paint, poster board and a x- acto knife



5 EASY STEPS TO CREATE YOUR SKULL:

1. Cover a canvas with a vivid abstract painting
2. Make a skull stencil using poster board.
3. Lay your skull stencil over the dry background and paint black
4. Finish with glitter embellishments. 
5. Spray with high gloss sealant for extra pizazz.

WHAT YOU GET: 
HAPPY KIDDOS AND A HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

Keep Creating!

Always, 

 smallSHOP