Oil Pastel Technique for Abominable Snowballs

See the steps to make an abominable snowball flying through the sky.  This fun winter drawing idea uses markers and oil pastels to make an art lesson kids will love!  Great for your first art project after break, or after a snow day.  Sneak in a little review of cool colors too :-)
I'm going to show you the steps to make an abominable snowball flying through the sky.  This fun winter drawing idea uses markers and oil pastels to make an art lesson kids will love!  Great for your first art project after a break, or after a snow day.  Sneak in a little review of cool colors too :-)  
 Start by drawing your abominable snowball.  The Roll & Draw page or Choice page in the Winter Drawing Fun set will make this easy.  I'm using a gray Crayola marker but you can use any color.  I'm also going to you just cool colors since it's a cold snowball.  I'm using green, purple and blue oil pastels to add color.

 To add color to the nose, I'm using a purple oil pastel (Crayola) and outlining just inside the marker line.  Next, I've covered my finger with a paper towel and I'm blending the purple into the center of the nose by using a circular motion.


To make it look like the snowball is flying through the air, I outlined the snowball with a blue oil pastel and I'm blending it away from the snowball with a paper towel over my finger.  To add a little color to the cheeks of my snowball I'm using blue instead of pink so that I'm still using a cool color.  Plus I thought it might be more interesting to have blue cheeks.  Instead of drawing directly on the paper, I'm coloring the oil pastel on the paper towel, then rubbing it on the paper.  Kind of like applying makeup!  

Would you like a handout that you can use with your students to remember the steps of this lesson?


Don't forget to pin this so you can find it later!


See the steps to make an abominable snowball flying through the sky.  This fun winter drawing idea uses markers and oil pastels to make an art lesson kids will love!  Great for your first art project after break, or after a snow day.  Sneak in a little review of cool colors too :-)

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