Sunday, March 10, 2013

Salvador Dali's mustache








You need:


  1. drawing sheet A3 size

  2. oil pastel crayons

  3. pencil 

  4. black marker 

  5. pipe cleaner 


More information about Salvador Dalí, see the lesson High legged elephant in the style of Salvador Dali.



Show some surrealistic artworks of Dali and discuss the surreliastic parts of it.  Show The melting clocks. Discuss the shape of the clockes. What happened to these clocks? Are these clocks that you can hang on the wall? Why not? Why do we call this surreal?



Using a step by step method, the students draw a face. I opted for the method of WikiHow. Interchange in this method step 1 and 2 by folding the sheet in four parts and then draw an egg shale according to the measures in the figure below. Then continue following the steps on WikiHow.



This is the face of Dali. Draw some melting clocks around it. Draw also some half ones on the edged of the sheet.



The clocks and face have to remain white. Colour the background with warm colors and the clothes of Dali with cold colours (or vice versa).

Outline the clocks and face with black oil pastel. Use a black marker for the numbers and hands of the clock and the parts of the face. Colour the iris of the eyes with a bright colour.



Pierce two holes under the nose and put a piece of pipe cleaner through them. Bend it into a nice mustache. Sign your artwork with your own name. Put the name Dali with a small mustache anywhere at work.









Artworks made by students of grade 4





Thanks to Anne Farell from Use your coloured pencils who gave me the idea of the pipecleaner mustache!