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Learning: To sketch pictures of desert creatures


Mrs Willis has planned this lesson for you:

Find pictures  in books or online of a selection of desert creatures ; scorpion, lizard, tarantula, snake.

Today we are looking carefully at the anatomy of those creatures and drawing them.

Look at how the creatures’ bodies are made up – different parts –abdomen, head, legs etc. Remember what you know about observational drawing ; draw what you see not what you think you can see!

It may help if you use a viewfinder (see last lesson of Term 5; drawing leaves) to focus on particular parts of your creature eg eye, skin, feet!


This will help when we make our desert creatures, to make them as realistic as possible!


There is a PPT below with images of some desert creatures.


Desert Creatures for Observational Sketching