Art 7: Drawing the labradoodle, Tijs

(Group B) To make the most of getting close to an animal, we invited another neighbour’s dog to pose as a model for our project. He is a friendly white labradoodle, a cross between a labrador + poodle, called Tijs. We looked at several famous artworks where dogs played a central role. Then we observed Tijs carefully, and started to draw him in pencil, and after he left we carried on by using photographs of him. The children worked hard to capture ‘man’s best friend’ realistically, although they could still use their imagination to create the situation where the scene is set. The next step was to paint Tijs’s portrait in gouache. Each artwork is unique – as is its creator 🙂