Color: Part 2 – WARM & COOL colors

There are gazillions of colors Fortunately for us, they can be divided into just a few color families, and every color pretty much has just three main attributes: HUE = the name of the color like BLUE, ORANGE or GREEN. SATURATION =  is how sharp or dull the color appears. VALUE =  is the SHADE (darkness) or TINT (lightness) of …

Color Theory for Kids and their Grown-Ups

Part 1: The Color Wheel This is simplified & intended to help explain color to a child. There are Draw Pages (to give some hands-on learning) that you can download and print.   Sir Issac Newton is credited with developing the first circular diagram of colors in 1666. This color wheel has been used since then as a tool for ...

WHAT FUN! Dry Erase Crayons on Scribbles Board.

As I am adding to my ArtCart for my grandsons…I keeping finding really cool stuff! This was something I was looking for, but…well…not exactly… I was looking for single chalkboards for each of the boys, the kind that we used when I was a kid in the 50s and 60s. I thought they were so much fun! But, they’re not that …

How I set up my ART CARTs

I found the coolest idea! I see a lot of people on Pinterest are doing this…making use of the IKEA Raskog cart to make a really cool Art Cart! (I was at Michaels the other day and they also have a similar cart that you can buy) I’m sure that you could really use just about any cart you’d like …

Clowns & Robots

Here are a handful of sketches of some clowns and robots and graduates that I did somewhere in the 1980s…and still have them in sketchbooks and portfolio sleeves. Some I did for greeting cards and some were just for fun.   Try one with your kids today. Click here for a Drawing Page to download and print of a couple …

Crayons are fun!

This the rough draft for is an illustration that I did a number of years ago. A story about a little girl coloring. The way it looked in the magazine is below. See the link to the right for COLORING PAGES where you can print out a handful of coloring sheets and color with your kids.  Enjoy! -Rose

Drawing a Kitty

Here is a few steps of my colored pencil drawing of a kitty. I like to draw the outline and then add a light color over the entire canvas. …and go back over adding layer upon layer of more color. Until I have the shades that I want… and then I go finish by deepening the color. Here is a …

Draw A Seahorse

A number of years ago I did a handful of pieces for a kid’s story magazine called CONFETTI…and they did an article about SEAHORSES. Here is the first page of one of the stories, and the two spot illustrations that I did for them. Here is a Draw Page that you can print out and draw a seahorse with your …

Fun ABC Bugs!

Here’s an cockroach character I made way back in the 70s…there was a series for tee shirts for a group and this one of the sketches, this one in particular was not picked…but, I still thought it was fun. I recently made a series of ‘bug-illustrations’ and made an ABC poster. Here is a snap of my granddaughter saying her …