Project 5:

STATE OR REGION

There is so much to celebrate about where you live. Perhaps you live in California and love the year-round sunny weather, or maybe you’re in Louisiana and can’t get enough of the flowering magnolia trees. Let’s look at a variety of inspiring examples to see how various media can create different effects.

Medium: mixed media

STATE COLOR & SYMBOL ILLUSTRATION

We’ll start with a simple drawing using black ink and gouache to create a bold illustration of the state of Texas.

Draw the outline of the state’s shape. There’s no need to be meticulous; the general shape is typically fine, as many states (and countries) have very recognizable shapes.

TIP

Search the Internet for your state's colors, symbols, and flowers. It's ...

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