Woogie Monsters

Students will create a colored pencil and tempera paint monster using the letter W as a base to start drawing from.


How to use tempera as an under painting, How to cut-in, How to load a brush with multiple colors, How to apply various mark-making techniques using different types of brushes.

Woogie Monster

Here is one version of a finished Woogie. Yours will be different in various ways.

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    Copy the Vocabulary Into Your sketchbook

    The vocabulary can go into your sketchbook OR notebook. Wherever it is easier for you to remember where the vocabulary is. It should also be easy to get to and organized. You will need your notes for a worksheet we will fill out later.

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    On to th Woogie Monsters Step by Step (In class Day One)

    Step one-Select two colors, one primary and one secondary color that you would like to use for your under painting. You will mix your secondary color. Step two-Pour a quarter size drop of your primary colors needed to mix your secondary color on your palette (we will be using wax paper). Mix your secondary color using equal parts of both primary colors. Then pour another quarter size drop of your primary color you want to use to paint with on the palette. Step three-Using your 1 inch flat-brush coat the top two-thirds of your paper with one color. When it dries cut in the bottom third of your paper with your other color. For visual balance it will work better for the bottom color to be a darker value.

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    Drawing Woogie and the Next Steps

    Step four-While your under painting is drying you will create at four thumbnail sketches of your monster in your sketchbook. Use the monster chart to draw a monster using the letter W.   Step five-When your under painting is dry draw the contour of your monster on your paper using graphite.   Step six-Block-in your monster using at least two colors of tempera paint.   Step seven-Detail your monster using colored pencil. Render your monster using full value to fully develop form.

Woogie week Vocabulary

Under painting- In painting, an underpainting is a first layer of paint applied to a canvas or board and it functions as a base for other layers of paint.

primary colors-you fill in the answer from your notes or from memory.

secondary colors- you fill in the answer from your notes or from memory.

Viscosity- is the thickness of a liquid.

Low-viscosity liquids are very fluid (such as water)

High-viscosity liquids are quite thick (such as molasses)

loaded brush-adding paint to your brush

mixed media- the use of a variety of media in an entertainment or work of art.,

value- you fill in the answer from your notes or from memory

thumbnail sketch- a small drawing on paper (usually part of a group) used to explore multiple ideas quickly.

form- you fill in the answer from your notes or from memory