As we dive into summer, let’s have a look at some creatures you might come across on your bucket and spade adventures!
If you have a look through that crystal clear water or in that little pond or quick river, we bet you can see some slippery fish splashing around!
Lots of artists have drawn, painted and made fish as artwork. We love these little doodles by Scottie Wilson. He must have drawn these when he was by the sea as you can really see the movement in his drawings! What are you waiting for? Grab a pen and some paper and get doodling!
2. SEA MONSTERS
What’s that in the distance?! Can you just about make out the shape of that big creature?
How about looking at Pierre Alechinsky’s monster below. Have you ever seen one before? Not many people have! If you were to draw a sea monster what would it look like? Would it be big, thin and blue or would it have lots of legs with suckers on?
Have you ever spent hours and hours on the beach looking down at your feet trying to find the best, shiniest shell?
Here are some of Frances Hodgkins’ shells on his table.
He’s painted them to look like are shimmering in the light! Artists have great imaginations! This was actually painted in London, but looks like it was painted by the sea!
Is that a whale with a paint brush?! That is a bit funny!
Maybe you won’t stumble across a whale painting on the beach! But it’s interesting to think about what could be the weirdest thing a sea creature could do! How about a sea turtle playing basketball or a seahorse in a real horse race? Maybe you could draw your weird sea creature on the Tate Kids Games…
You shouldn’t put your hand too near a lobster’s pincher because pretty soon they will go…SNAP!
John Craxton was staying in Greece when he painted this artwork. He was inspired by the colour and feel of the coastline there.
What sea creatures have you seen (or imagined!) this summer holidays? Have you come across any fantastic beasts or beautiful shells? Draw, paint and create – we would love to see them on My Gallery!