Colourful trees in changing seasons

Hi all! As the seasons and colours change, inspiration is everywhere. Last time we explored complementary colours; this time we will explore monochromatic colours, or the colours that are neighbors on the colors wheel. We will have the vivid yellows, oranges and reds, and add some green to build on the combinations we already tried. Playing with colours is plain fun. There’s no way to go wrong! Grab your colours and let’s go.

What you’ll need:

  • Colours: green, red, yellow, orange
  • Paper

Let’s go!

  1. Take one of the above colours and make random lines (approximately one inch in length) all over the paper, spaced out.
  2. Take another colour and make more short lines in between.
  3. Do the same with the remaining two colours. Make sure the lines are spaced out.
  4. Turn the lines into trees, in the same colours as their middle line, with a wide lower part and narrow top.
    Add angles, funky branches, have fun!


[box type=”info”] PRO TIP: The faraway trees can be more faded, while the ones near you can be more vivid. Objects farther away tend to be more subdued. Add tree tops in between in the gaps. Add funky birds or anything that makes your story complete! [/box]

Hope you enjoyed the art today! Make it your own and play with it. It’s nice to make more than one and let your ideas flow! 
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Playing with colours is plain fun, and there’s no way to go wrong!

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