Explore creating art focused on the Element of Art: Texture that features drawing Fruits and Veggies, perfect for Homeschooling or Distance Learning. This is a free, easy to do, quick art lesson that focuses on teaching the Element of Art Texture to kids. This is an easy to implement idea for kids to do as an art project at home or in the classroom. Perfect for kids from grades 2 to 7! Scroll through to follow the step-by-step, or scroll to the bottom to find the full YouTube Video tutorial embedded in this post!
What is the Element of Art: Texture?
Texture is the Element of Art that has to do with the perceived texture of an object. Texture can be actual, real texture as you would get in sculpture, or it can be implied texture as in two-dimensional works and how we THINK an object would feel if we would touch it.
Line and Value is used to create Texture in two-dimensional works. We create Texture to tell our viewer if the subject in our artworks is rough, smooth, fuzzy, prickly, slimy, or fluffy.
How-To Draw Fruits and Veggies that Explores the Element of Art: Texture
Let’s create Textured Fruits and Veggies! Art Lessons for learning art at home or distance learning with paper and your choice of medium! Create a cute Art Project that explores the Element of Art: Texture and other curricular content with this art tutorial for kids that makes learning in the classroom, e-learning, or homeschooling art easy to do. Use whatever mediums or materials that you have and follow along with this tutorial and learn how to apply the element of art, texture! This is a quick and easy, hands-on drawing and art tutorial that you can do with kids at home or in the classroom. Scroll to the bottom if you would like to watch the video instead!
Use a black marker to draw the shape of your apple. Draw two eyes with a mouth in the center of the apple, between the eyes.
Use your marker to draw areas for the “shine” or “glare of light” at the top of the apple.
Draw a tongue in the mouth with a curved line and color in the dark area of the mouth.
Draw curved lines to create scales on your apple!
Finish your apple and thicken up the perimeter line. Draw the body of your pineapple with curving lines.
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Draw a face on your pineapple. Add curving lines on the inside of the pineapple to make it look soft and fluffy instead of sharp and pokey. Add leaves on the top of your pineapple.
Draw the body and greens on your carrot. Draw the carrot with drooping curved lines to make it seem like slime is dripping down the body. Draw he carrot greens at the top and add two eyes in the bottom third.
Draw more drips and goo drops on the body. Add a mouth with sharp teeth, and curving, horizontal stripes to create some cool carrot texture.
Color the fruit with felt markers.
Use white pencil crayon or wax crayon for highlights. Use black for shadows. This will make your fruit pop off the page!
You’re now done!
Once your done adding highlights and shadows, your artwork is complete. Sign your name and display it! Put it in a frame and place it in your kitchen for unusually themed artwork that explores the Element of Art: Texture.
Watch the YouTube Video Tutorial!
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