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Today I’m sharing a craft tutorial with you. It’s a Groundhog Day illustration that you can try at home. The perfect way to celebrate February 2nd.
Groundhog Day is a time to reflect on the distinction between the seasons, and this sweet illustration is a great way to celebrate the winter months giving way into spring. If you’re looking for a charming subject to draw or paint, then I hope you try out this idea. This is a great activity for young children, teens or even experienced creatives.
Materials you will need:
– Thick drawing paper or watercolor paper
– A pencil, kneaded eraser and a permanent black pen
– Colored Pencils or as an alternative, use a thin paintbrush and watercolors instead of colored pencils
Lightly sketch out the seasonal Groundhog Day design shown with pencil. You want to first create a circular shape that will serve as the ‘wreath’ around the groundhog. On the left side of the wreath shape, add a winter motif with berries, snowflakes and snowballs. On the right side, the motif should gently lead into spring images such as flowers, hearts and leaves. Lastly, add a dapper little groundhog in the middle wearing a top hat!
Trace over all the pencil lines with a fine tipped black permanent pen.
Wait a few minutes for the ink to dry, then erase all pencil lines.
Now is the super fun part! Add color to your illustration as I have with colored pencils or experiment with watercolors.
In fact, you can complete step 1 with pencil, then go straight to the watercolors and avoid tracing with black pen. This way you will achieve a much more free look.
Adhere your Groundhog Day illustration to the wall with washi tape or frame it for a lovely addition to your home this February!