If you've seen her work then you know it is fun, funky, playful and definitely colorful! Jennifer Mercede is super talented and I was so pumped to try out one of her paintings with the kids.
Here is the link to see or shop for more of her work! https://www.etsy.com/shop/jennifermercede
I made the kids a step by step sheet of two of her giraffes and let them try drawing. After that they did their own, mixing elements from each and some of their own pizzaz like glasses, lips, and even a unibrow!
Choosing the 3-5 colors they wanted and painting the spots is various designs. I have the kids LOTS of freedom with this lesson and let them do whatever their hearts desired on their giraffes spots.
And I have to admit this was a great call! I love the variation! Lastly, finishing up by reoutlining in black and signing their names.