Friday, May 7, 2010

Dutch flower bulb fields

You need:

  1. white drawing sheet from 20 by 10 cm
  2. markers
  3. fine black marker
  4. ruler
  5. pencil
Situated less than 30 miles from Amsterdam, the town of Lisse is widely regarded as the center of Holland's bulb district. Each spring, the area's sandy coastal plain becomes a sprawling blanket of fantastic color as millions of Dutch tulip, hyacinth and daffodil bulbs emerge in perfect rows. Show the kids pictures of these fields like these. Google on 'bollenveld'.

Draw a horzion line about 2 cm from the upper edge. Put a dot in the middle of this line, the vanishing point. Draw lines from the bottom and sides towards that vanishing point. Colour the bulb fields with bright colours. Colour walkways between the bulb fields.

Colour the sky. Draw with a black fineliner some buildings on the horizon, like farms, windmills etc.