Mexican Skulls Extension Tasks
Skull Tone Drawing
Ask for the rams head skull from the teacher or google any type of skull to use as a reference photo. Use lead pencil or charcoal.
Create a basic outline to get the correct proportions. Don't make the forehead too small, the eyes should be halfway down the skull. Always remember to continually look at the skull not your drawing. You want to draw what is actually there and not what you think is there!
Then fill in the tone. To achieve a good sense of tone make sure you have at least 3 values. White, mid tones and dark tones. The larger the range of values you use the more realistic your skull will look.
Don't forget to add a shadow too!
Paper Picado is the tradition of paper cutting to brighten the celebration of the Day of the Dead. These paper cuts are often used as bunting.
1. Create a design. You could include skulls, flowers, patterns, birds and anything fun and colourful.
Important! Make sure you are leaving 'bridges' or tabs between any shapes. If you are not careful any inside shapes will fall out after cutting. For example, the stencil letters to the right have tabs joining the background to the inside of the letter.
2. Use a scalpel and cutting matt to cut out your design.