Lamb's Book of Art I

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The Lamb’s Book of ART Color Drawing Nature Cartooning Portraits Clowns Anatomy Measurements Creativity Lettering Markers

“.....the joy of the Lord is your strength.” 5

Nehemiah 8:10

Hello Boys and Girls; Are you ready to have fun with art? In the LAMB’S BOOK OF ART I, we will learn about drawing and coloring have some fun too! This book is especially created for 3rd through 8th grade students and for beginning artist. You will find that some of the lessons are easy and some are more difficult. Do not become discouraged. Please have your teacher or parent assist you if you become frustrated and do the best you can. Remember, drawing is like all of your other courses in school, it is something that can be learned. If you find that some of the assignments are too difficult, turn the page and go to the next lesson. You can always return to the more difficult ones later. Be patient and give it your best. God Bless You!

“Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.” Proverbs 22:6


“But my God shall supply all of your needs according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.” Phillipians 4:19 ........................

ART SUPPLIES For this book you will need the art materials listed below: .........“Washable” Markers ..........1 Drawing Pencil ..........1 Ruler ..........1 Brush

..........1 set colored pencils ..........1 Fine Black Marker ..........1 Kneaded Eraser

Note: It is recommended that you use colored pencils for the assignments in the book as colored markers will “bleed” to the other side and look messy. Colored marker assignments are now presented separately with the five marker cards. If you would like to use colored markers for the color assignments in Lambs I it is recommended you work from copies outside of the text. Also, both Lambs Book of ART I & II have been slightly revised. Therefore, you may find some minor changes in the videos and the teacher’s manuals. The five new marker cards are not included with the video instruction on in the manuals but are clearly explained in the last chapter of each text. Finally, videos cover the entire text except for the last chapter on colored markers. 7


“Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord.� 8

Colossians 3:32

“I will lay thy stones with fair colors, and lay thy foundation with sapphires.” Isaiah 54:11

Lesson #1:

Color & Lettering

Let’s start with COLOR! In this chapter we will learn how to use our colored pencils. We are starting with lessons in color so that we can color in the drawing assignments also later in the text. Our first assignment will be to color in the word “COLOR” (lettered below). Color the letters any colors you like with your colored pencils.

Now, look at how you have colored the letters. Do you know why you colored them the way you did? Well, we are going to learn some things that will help you understand color better. This is called “color theory.” Learning to understand color is just like learning any of the other academics. It’s just a little more fun! Copy the word “COLOR” in the space below. This style of lettering is called “BLOCK” lettering. All of the letters are 5 squares tall and 3 squares wide. The letters are 1 square thick and there is 1 space between each letter. Lay in your letters lightly first with your yellow colored pencil. The “C” is already lettered to help you get started. When you are finished, color the letters with either “Warm” (red, yellow and orange) or “Cool” colors (blue, violet and green).


Lesson #2:

The Color Wheel Today we are going to learn the color wheel. This will also help us to understand color better. The color wheel is a pie-shaped chart we study to learn how to use color. Look at the wheel below. It is divided into six parts like a pie. Let’s start with the 3 most basic colors - RED, BLUE, & YELLOW. These are called the PRIMARY COLORS. From these three colors you can conceivably make every other color except white. In the circle below color in the 3 primary colors. Skip a pie section between each color. RED PRIMARY COLORS are: 1. RED 2. BLUE 3. YELLOW BLUE RED



Vincent Van Gogh did many paintings of simple things, for example, his boots, sunflowers or a chair in his bedroom. For this assignment draw and color a chair in your bedroom. Are you going to draw a window? Your bed? To color your picture, use just the PRIMARY COLORS. You may want to outline some areas with your blue pencil.


The Secondary Colors

Lesson #3:

Now let’s learn the SECONDARY COLORS. These are the colors that go in between the PRIMARY COLORS on the COLOR WHEEL. They are: ORANGE, VIOLET, and GREEN. The SECONDARY COLORS are made by mixing the PRIMARY COLORS. It’s just like learning math: RED + BLUE







Color the secondary colors on the color wheel. Color them next to the primary colors. Don’t forget that the VIOLET will go between the red and blue. The GREEN will be between blue and yellow; and the ORANGE is between the red and yellow. In FIGURE BOX A, color the flowers with a primary color. Then color the background with a SECONDARY color. Select any primary and secondary colors you like. In FIGURE BOX B, color the farm scene using all of your primary colors and all of your secondary colors (six colors in all). FIGURE BOX A



Lesson #4:

Mixing Colors

Learning how to mix colors is part of learning the COLOR WHEEL. Instead of using the ORANGE, VIOLET, and GREEN you have in your set of markers we will make them by mixing the PRIMARY COLORS. RED + YELLOW makes ORANGE. RED + BLUE makes VIOLET. BLUE + YELLOW makes GREEN. THREE WAYS TO MIX COLORS: METHOD #A: Place one color on top of the next.The lightest color should be put down first and then the darker color over it. For example, put the yellow down first, then the red on top of it to make orange. Take a brush and wet it with water and try blending the colors. METHOD #B: By putting the colors next to each other with lines. First a series of yellow lines and then blue lines in between these yellow lines to make green. METHOD #C: By using dots. Place a series of red dots together and then place a series of blue dots next to them to create violet. METHOD #A: METHOD #B: METHOD #C:

Let’s try the 3 ways of mixing colors below. METHOD #A: METHOD #B: Color the tree and Let’s make an ORANGE field field yellow and then by first coloring with some blue over the yellow yellow strokes to make GREEN. and then putting Do not put the blue red strokes in on too heavy or dark between the over the yellow! yellow.


METHOD #C: Let’s make VIOLET! Color all of the pine trees with red dots. MAKE SURE DOTS ARE CLOSE. Then, add blue dots in between.

“Being filled with the fruits of righteousness, which are by Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.” Philippians 1:11

FRUITS & COLORS Lesson #5: Color the fruit by using the 3 methods learned in Lesson #4. A.

Method #1: Making GREEN GRAPES Color the grapes yellow Then cover the yellow with blue. DON’T MAKE THE BLUE TOO DARK! If your markers are “WASHABLE” you can take a brush with water and “blend” the two colors together to make a nice green A. Method #2: Making an ORANGE ORANGE


First color the orange with yellow lines B. Then add red lines in between the yellow lines to make orange. Make sure the lines are close together.

Method #3: Dotting a PURPLE PLUM


Color the plum by first adding red dots to the surface of the plumb C. Make sure there are plenty of red dots! Then add blue dots in between the red dots to make purple (violet).

When you have finished coloring in the fruit, color the three circles below with the three methods from above: color a circle violet by adding blue to red and blending D, make orange by adding red and yellow dots E, Finally, make green by placing blue lines in between yellow lines F. D. VIOLET




Lesson #6:

Warm & Cool Colors

In Lesson #1 we introduced you to warm and cool colors. Blue, green, and violet are all cool. You can almost feel the difference in the TEMPERATURE of colors. What do you think? Is red a warm or cool color? It’s warm. What about orange? It’s warm too. Color in the warm and cool rectangles below.









Figure A below will be titled “Autumn”, is a scene of a barn and trees. Color it with WARM COLORS. Figure B is titled “Night Time” and is a scene of water, trees, and a starry night. Color it in COOL COLORS.




“I set my rainbow in the cloud, and it will be the sign of the covenant between Me and the earth.” Genesis 9:13

Complementary Colors

Lesson #7:

Let’s return to the color wheel. Color in your PRIMARY COLORS in FIGURE A. Then place the SECONDARY COLORS in between the PRIMARY COLORS in FIGURE B. Use your orange, green, and violet markers for the SECONDARY COLORS. Your entire COLOR WHEEL should now be colored! WHEEL A A. PRIMARY COLORS




Look at Wheel B. What color is directly across from RED? That’s correct, it’s GREEN! What’s across from YELLOW? Right again, VIOLET! And across from blue? Orange! Any color directly across from another color on the color wheel is its COMPLEMENTARY COLOR. COMPLEMENTARY COLORS are good to “complement” another color. Let’s say that you have painted an apple. What is a good color for the background? Green would be a good choice since it is the complement of red. Remember, you can use any colors that you like in coloring. These lessons simply teach you more about color when you don’t know which colors you want to use. Color the apple, banana, and orange below and then color the background with their COMPLEMENTARY COLORS.


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