This is a dreamy way to create a beautiful Arctic sunset or Northern lights backdrop for your winter scenes.
- Polar Bear Template
- Oil Pastels
- Sharp Object
This simple yet evocative book explores the polar bear s Arctic home and life cycle. Playful cubs, hungry boars, and intimidating sows Kazlowski’s photographs capture this fascinating species in all its beautiful and fearsome glory. More than 100 full-color images reveal the polar bear s world, as well as the entire Arctic landscape: rugged ice floes, magical aurora borealis, walruses, seals, Arctic foxes and rabbits, beluga whales, and a variety of birds including the snowy owl. Kazlowski also captures the Inuit people and their culture in which the polar bear plays a significant part.
Print your polar bear template as a guide. The template includes grey lines separating each shape.
Choose cool colors (blues, greens, purples) to color in the shapes of your polar bear.
You want a good variety of colors and try not to have the same colors touching eachother.
Choose warm colors (reds, oranges, and yellows) and start filling in the shapes of the background.
Color in every shape leaving no white space. Make sure you pressed hard enough with your oil pastels to ge a thick layer of color on your paper.
You can stop here and frame on black construction paper if you like
Or you might want to add in some patterns. Oil pastel can be scratched away to reveal a lighter hue of the same color. This is a great way to add texture and patterns to your polar bear.
You can even add in things you might see in an Arctic landscape; iceburgs, winter trees, a full moon, inukshuk, etc....