These gorgeous, expressive cow portraits are from one of my Pre-primary and Grade 1 classes. This was a step-by-step drawing lesson where students followed my directions on the board to create a cow's face using simple shapes. I left the finishing touches and colour with oil pastel and tempera paints up to the students and I love that each one is so individual.
Most of them have chosen quite Fauvist colour schemes and I also find them reminiscent of Andy Warhol's cow prints. Aren't 5 year olds amazing? Some of the teachers and I also had a laugh at how much each cow portrait resembled the artist who created it :).
'Cow', 1966. 'Madame Matisse', 1905.
Andy Warhol Henri Matisse
image via gallery618.com image via famous-painters.org
As requested, here's a super quick sketch to show the steps I showed the kids.