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Art Tutorials - How To Paint Holly

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How to Draw Holly

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  • Lets paint a picture of holly!
    You can email it to someone special using ArtBug!


    You will need:
    1. a piece of A4 white paper and a pencil.
    2. a paint brush and brown, green and red paint.
    3. an eraser.
    4. a glue stick
    5. a pair of safety scissors
    6. an old Christmas card if you want to add some words.

    Use your pencil to draw a twig for the Holly.
    ArtBug - How to draw a Holly with ArtBug's Angela Seanor

  • Using your pencil lightly, draw some oval shapes next to the twig like this.
    These oval shapes will help you to draw your Holly leaves.
    ArtBug - How to draw a Holly with ArtBug's Angela Seanor

  • Draw spikey Holly leaves like I have, don't worry about how many spikes you do.
    ArtBug - How to draw a Holly with ArtBug's Angela Seanor

  • Use your brown paint and your brush to paint the Holly twig, clean your brush.
    Use your green paint and your brush to paint you Holly leaves, clean your brush.
    Use the other end of your brush to draw a line up each leaf while the paint is wet.
    This line is a vein in the leaf, it carries water and food for the Holly leaf.
    ArtBug - How to draw a Holly with ArtBug's Angela Seanor

  • You will need some small green stalks to put the Holly berries on.
    Use a small brush and green paint for the Holly berry stalks, clean your brush.
    Now use red to paint berries on your Holly.
    If you wish to add words to your picture, use safety sissors to cut them out of an old Christmas card.
    Then use the glue stick to stick them to your picture.
    ArtBug - How to draw a Holly with ArtBug's Angela Seanor

  • Now scan your picture into ArtBug Mail.
    Use the computers felt-pen, the white and a medium sized circle.
    Use the white felt-pen to clean up your page around your Holly.
    Now your Holly art is ready to send to someone special, choose a name and click send.
    Now your picture is in your own private online art gallery too! Well done!
    ArtBug - How to draw a Holly with ArtBug's Angela Seanor
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  • Ooh, mind your fingers, that look prickly! Leave the berries for the birds too, they are poisonous to you! That is a lovely picture, you're a great artist!


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