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How To Draw Van Gogh Sunflowers

Artists of Any Age Can Make This Cool Art!

About the Artist: Vincent Van Gogh

Vincent Van Gogh is a Dutch painter who was alive 1853-1890. One of the things he is most famous for is his very unique painting style. Van Gogh's paintings had distinct brush strokes that looked like movement in the painting. He's actually known as a post-impressionist painter. The impressionist painters used a lot of dots and dashes in their paintings and used really light colors, but the post-impressionist painters still used dashes and made them bolder, paint was thicker, and colors were a lot brighter.

You may know some of Vincent Van Gogh's other famous paintings, like Starry Night or his portraits. If you want to learn more about Vincent Van Gogh and his life, there is a movie called Loving Vincent which is all about him. The movie is a documentary, which is a biography about how he grew up. The super cool thing about this movie is that it's all animated in his painting style. It was the first fully painted feature film ever made!

What You'll Need

- One piece of dark paper

- Masking tape

- Lots of colors of chalk pastels!

First, let's use masking tape around the edges of our paper so that way, at the end of our project, we can take the tape off and our art will have a border, like a frame. Beautiful!

Step 1: Draw Your Vase

Let's get to drawing! Let's start with the base. Choose the color of your vase and at the bottom of your paper, draw a smile curve. The two sides will be like two parentheses ( ) around each side of the smile. You want the vase to go about halfway up the paper - the flowers will take up the rest of the drawing at the top half! Then, let's add the detail of dividing the vase in half with a smile curve. Finally, let's draw a table behind the vase with a straight horizontal line.