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Drawing a Portrait Using Numbers 1 Through 10

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Tuesday, June 6, 2017

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Yong Chen and his daughter Lily are trying Chalkola chalk markers for the first time.  Children love using Chalkola markers because of how easily they are to use as well as how brilliant the colors are.  Mr. Chen is a well known illustrator and painter, has authored several children’s books, and is the creator of the EnjoyingArt Learning Community.

Supplies Required:

All you need is a:

  • Sketch pad
  • Chalkola chalk markers

Step 1

After her dad opens the padded envelope they were shipped in, Lily lined up the markers neatly so that they could see all the colors they have to choose from.

lined up markers

Step 2

Yong Chen opens his sketch pad so that he can see what the chalk markers can do.

sketch pad

Step 3

Lily tells her dad that he needs to shake the marker before using it.  They both like the sound of the ball mixing the ink inside the barrel of the marker as it is shaken.

shake the marker

Step 4

Mr. Chen is surprised that the purple marker has a white nib but quickly realizes that the nib needs to be depressed several times to draw down the ink.  He uses the side of the paper for this until he sees that the nib is saturated.

white nib

Step 5

Lily watches as her dad begins to draw.  His own father taught Yong to make the face of a man using the numbers 1 through 10 and now he is showing his daughter.  The numbers 1 and 9 are used for the top of the hat and 8 forms the brim.

begins to draw

Step 6

Mr. Chen is using a different color marker for each number in the drawing.  He has chosen pink to make the number 7 which will form the back of the head.

different color marker

Step 7

The drawing is finished and Lily has labeled it “Portrait of a Farmer”.  She is enjoyed watching the numbers become a recognizable figure and using the green chalk marker to print the title of the picture.

drawing is finished

Step 8

Mr. Chen dips a cloth in water and carefully wipes away the dots of color left by preparing the chalk markers.

cloth in water

Step 9

As you can see, the damp cloth has wiped away the dots made by preparing the chalk markers for use.  Except for the indentations, you would never know there was color on that part of the page!

wiped away

Step 10

Lily and her father inspect the cloth that was used to wipe away the dots made by the chalk markers. They both very pleased to see that cleaning up is fast and easy when they use Chalkola chalk markers.

fast clean up

Step 11

If you didn’t know that numbers were used to make this portrait you would never guess.  What a clever trick!  The vivid colors of Chalkola chalk markers really make this portrait stand out.

vivid colors

Step 12

Yong Chen is not the only one in his family with a gift for the arts.  Lily is a very talented pianist!

talented pianist

Also read – Chalkola Markers for Every Type of Art