Catching Snowflakes

Rocco, Age 10

  • Mixed media
  • Tempera and coloured pencil on heavy paper.
  • A3 landscape

This is a painting of catching snowflakes with my tongue. I challenged myself to draw a face from an unusual perspective. I had to mix all the colours myself from the primaries. The flesh colour was a real challenge. I tried to use no colours straight out of the pot, they are all my own colours. I wanted to make the sky really dramatic because it is stormy and snowy. I made it feel windy by making the scarf look like it was flapping. When the paint was dry, I added details to the jumper and the fluffiness of the scarf with coloured pencil. The snow is a mixture of white blobs and pencil drawn snowflakes, because all snowflakes are different.