Pastel Pumpkin Portraits

Sebby's chalk pastel pumpkins

Sebby’s chalk pastel pumpkins

3rd graders are continuing work on their pumpkin portraits.  This week we discussed using deeper, darker colors to suggest shadows and lighter colors to create highlights on our pumpkins.  This makes them look even more realistic.  Fortunately, the chalk pastels blend and smudge easily to create these effects!

We used warm colors on our pumpkins and cool colors in the background to help the pumpkin really stand out and be noticed!  As you can see, chalk pastels are a little messy, but also a lot of fun!  Next week we will continue to add color.  I will spray them with fixative after school to help cut down on the smudge factor!