We were working on the learning object, we can identify and use symmetrical balance. We began by folding a square paper in half and drawing half a butterfly against the fold. The pencil drawing was then traced heavily with black crayon. The paper is then flipped at the fold line to put the black crayon on the inside of the fold. A ruler and pressure are used to press the black crayon onto the opposite side if the paper. It will only lightly transfer so the second half of the symmetrical butterfly must be retraced to make both sides equally black. We used watercolor to paint in the drawing symmetrically. One final color is used to paint in the background completely.
We began by drawing a symmetrical butterfly using a pencil and rubbing it to the other side of the paper with a ruler. We used permanent marker to outline the butterfly and add a swirly line across out paper to break up the space.
We colored half our butterfly in warm colors and half in cool. Finally we use permanent marker again to add complex patter to the background.
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