If you're bored with drawing flat pictures, it's time you made a 3D Picture Box!

You will need:      Shoe Box Pen Paint Cardbaord Box Card Scissors

First, find find yourself an old shoe box.

Draw around the box (not the lid) onto a large piece of paper and think of a theme for your 3D Picture Box.

You need to create your design within the rectangle you drew.

The design needs to be in three layers, the background, the middle and the foreground. In this one, the cacti, sign and skull are in the foreground, the mountain scene and road is in the middle, and the background has the sky with birds in the distance.

Copy the background of your design onto the back of the box.

Now copy the middle part of the design onto a piece of card. It has to be the same size as the inside of the box, all the way around.

Trim away excess card carefully with scissors.

Now draw the foreground part of your design onto the box lid. It's OK if you go into the frame a little, but try not to go too far into it!

Cut away the excess card, so that you can see inside your 3D Picture Box!

Next, paint the background design that you drew on the inside of the box.

Then paint the middle section, let it dry and secure it in place in the middle of the box.

Finally, paint lid of the box, and pop it in place. Finished!

There are lots of possibilities for 3D Picture Boxes using this technique. How about a day at the races?

Or what about an underwater scene, like this? Try it yourself!

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Here's an Art Attack for a still life with a difference! You will need:  Tissue paper

and cover it completely in cling film. Next. Take care to press the cling film into all the nooks and crannies of whichever object you've chosen.   Cling film PVA glue Scissors First choose an object for a still life. each going right down to the bottom oe the object. and paste on some small. like this bottle. Using different shades of tissue paper gives a more interesting effect. torn up pieces of tissue paper. The idea is to do three or four layers. mix up some PVA glue with water. .

When the tissue paper and PVA glue has dried, insert a pair of scissors at the bottom, and cut the cast off, as neatly as you can...

...then carefully prise the object away from the cast.

Next, paste on more tissue paper and PVA glue along the seam, to join it up.

When the seam is covered, leave it to dry. When it has dried, you'll have something that looks like this!

You can produce other objects in this way, and arrange them on a plate to produce a 3D still life!

If you like, you can glue them down onto a paper plate - like this - and cover the plate in tissue paper toO! This one is a sort of "bathroom accessories" still life.

Or how about this? The more objects you add, the more spectacular it looks! Do remember to ask for permission before you start pasting tissue paper on objects around the house! Try it yourself!

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Need some acrylic paint, but haven't got any? Check out this Art Attack! You will need:   Poster paint PVA glue

Acrylic paint is really versatile and is used a lot on Art Attack. It's great for painting paper mache models, and can even be used to paint fabric and cloth, because when it dries, it becomes waterproof.

If you haven't got any acrylic paint, you can make your own by adding PVA glue to ordinary poster paint.

Give it a mix, and get painting!

The paint goes really thick, just like acrylic, and it will dry waterproof! Try it yourself!

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Be inspired by nature's own patterns... the ones on animals! It's amazing just how many animal patterns there are, and you can use them in your own Art Attacks too. You will need:    coloured paper coloured felt felt tips

What's this pattern then? Black streaks on white paper. And what does it remind you of? You guessed it - a zebra!

.but this time on orange paper. what do you get? Bit more tricky this time. .it's a Dalmatian! And if you make the spots and blobs bigger.. Black spots on white this time.. Here are just a few examples of some other animals you could copy the patterns from. picture frames. How about wrapping paper.What about this one? Black streaks again .. or a pencil crayon. and be inspired.a cow! It doesn't matter what you use to create your patterns either. Black pieces of felt on yellow isn't the only option.. So just take a look at lots of animals. Consider brown felt tip on yellow paper.and when you've been inspired.they all belong to a giraffe. A very recognisable pattern. you can use them for lots of Art Attacks. What's this one then? Any idea? Yes .. . Look familiar? That's right . What do you think? Of course. a tiger. or book covers? .

Neil's underpants ?! Experiment! Try it yourself! Here's a way to give your cartoon characters crazy hairstyles! You will need:     Paper Permanent pen Ink or watery poster paint Drinking straw Draw a simple cartoon face. In fact. the simpler ..You could even use fabric paint to create tiger T-shirts. . It doesn't need to be anything special.the better! You must make sure that you use a permanent pen for this. or how about patches on jeans using acrylic paint. Maybe even old strips of material to create these..

You can do whatever style you like. How's this for a blonde bombshell? How about a granny's purple rinse? . and a thick drinking straw. too. Blow the ink to create the hairstyle. How about blowing the ink to one side. Take a deep breath and blow through the drinking straw. You can use different coloured inks. to make it look like the hairstyle has been caught by a strong wind. Carefully blob some ink or watery poster paint onto the hairline of the cartoon face.Next you'll need ink or watery poster paint.

. .Or a multi-coloured punk? And you can even do beards and moustaches by starting upside down..and turning round when you've finished.how about a horse's mane? . You can use the technique for animals too .. When you're happy with the hairstyle. just leave it to dry..

Or a birds wing? Or how about on an alien? Try it yourself. You will need:     a pencil a piece of cereal box card a black pen paint/pencils/felt tips . Here's a great way to make a really cool looking bookmark.

backwards S shape on the piece of cereal box card. . going from the head towards the tail. Now use a black pen to go over the outline. To turn this into a real bookworm. Draw two eyes on the top of the head. remembering to be very careful with your scissors. a book to test with First. Then draw an oval shape for the head at the top end. and add a mouth. It doesn’t need to be perfect at this stage. You should end up with something that looks like this. and add some lines above and below it just as you can see here. Fatten up both sides of the S. you need to draw a "saddle" in the middle. Now cut it out. getting thinner as you go along. use a pencil to draw a big.

You can use anything you like .paint. Simply find your page. or felt tips. Be very careful not to go all the way across and cut the head off completely! Now it’s time to colour in. Try it yourself! . as you can see here. you need to snip half-way up the pencil guideline on your bookmark’s face.To make your bookworm grip the pages. . test it out in a book. Here's something you can make for that special someone on Valentine's Day. you'll have something that looks like this. and position it so your bookworm’s head is hooked over the front. pop it in. pencils. Finally. or just to show someone how you feel. Use pink to make the bookmark look like a real worm After all your colouring in.

Red or pink is the best colour for this. The semicircle should just be touching the top and left edges of the card. like this.You will need:      Scissors Silver Pen Thin Card Pencil Cup or Mug You'll need a piece of thick paper or thin card. Fold the card in half.then use a cup or mug to draw a semicircle in the top corner. Now draw a line down from the semicircle to the bottom of the card. . .. but you could always use white and colour it in if you like....

write "my broken heart". use a silver pen and write along the top of one of pieces "only you can mend"! Along the top of the other piece. so then you'll know that if they take the time to figure it out. Pop both pieces into an envelope and send it off to your valentine! Then. Put the two shapes on top of each other and use the scissors again to make a cut. they must like you! Try it yourself! Need a rubber to correct a picture or sketch done in pencil? Use your loaf! You will need:  Slice of fresh bread . about two thirds of the way up both of the shapes. Don't give them any instructions. Next. truly only they can mend your broken heart.Cut out the shape and you should have two identical pieces of card.

. Try it yourself! Have a bit of fun .create your own cartoon character. ...just grab a slice of fresh bread! Tear off a small piece and roll it into a ball. .then use it just like a rubber.If ever you're working in pencil... need to rub something out but can't find a rubber.... But where do you start? How about with this great Art Attack! You will need:    paper pen tracing paper .

Cartoon characters always have a lot of character! But how do you decide which character you want? First take a blank piece of paper. two little nostrils or maybe a splodge nose? Again. a cheesy smiley mouth. lots of different types of noses! And what about mouths? A smiley mouth. There are loads of different possibilities! You can use the tracing paper to create your character’s body. When you’ve got your character. goofy mouth. and experiment colouring them in.just experiment! You don’t have to do these styles. There are lots of different types . and experiment with facial features. And that’s where tracing paper comes in. You can do any you like. How about different noses too? What about a cute button nose. Select a face. Using the tracing paper. a crooked nose. or even a very narrow mouth . and mix and match them. select your preferred facial features. Your very own cartoon character. a wide mouth. an evil mouth. starting with the eyes.as you can see from all these ones that Neil’s done here. and add on a body. or a long straight nose. or a turned up snooty nose. trace a few more of the same character. All you need to do is experiment! .

Try it yourself! Find out how to turn shapes into faces. adding cheeky freckles and a baseball cap. place some tracing paper over your finished drawing. If you want to create a girl version of a character. trace the features. a big toady body. again trace from the original. but maybe give it droopy eyelids. and webbed feet. long arms. You can create as many cartoon characters as you like. but this time. use your original again. but changing them a bit. To create a dopey character. each slightly different. using long eyelashes and larger lips. To create a girl. To create a younger character. make the features slightly smaller this time. but all looking as if they’re part of the same ‘family’. with a bit of imagination! You will need:  paper . make them more rounded.You can easily create a whole gang of these characters by using the same features. a huge lower lip.

The idea is to make a face out of this shape. What do you see? They’re not a load of weird shaped vegetables. a baby! How about the one on the bottom left? A cool singing dude! Just make it up as you go along. The one on the top right looks a bit like a pumpkin. they can all be turned into cartoon faces! Create any weird shape you like . Simply draw whatever the shape reminds you of. by giving it a bit of character. They're just some scribbled shapes. You can see here that the pear shape now has a long nose on it. In this case. But believe it or not. some glasses. . and a mouth! Just make it all up as you go along.this is a kind of pear shape. pens Take a look at this.

Try it yourself! This Art Attack will show you a great way of creating a stone carving effect without the stone! You will need:    Rubber / eraser Charcoal Paper . what about the one on the bottom right? A long faced traffic warden! It's good fun.Finally. Draw any shape. and then turn it into a cartoon person.

Finally. The idea is to make the edges uneven. Try to make sure that the edges are a little uneven because it all adds to that chiselled effect. Using it on its side. colour in a rough rectangle in the middle of the paper. Blow away any bits of dust or rubber. using a small. pick out the edge of one side of the letter.First you'll need a piece of charcoal. Then take a rubber and carve out your initial in the middle of the charcoal. and it'll end up looking like a heavy stone slab with a carved out letter! . You'll get a good stone effect with charcoal. because this represents a stone slab. This gives it a 3D effect! Now go around the stone shape too. You'll probably have to go over it a couple of times with the rubber. using the rubber. sharp edge of charcoal.

Try it yourself! Do you find drawing a landscape hard? Here's an easy way to do it . How about this fossilised fish? Or this cave wall painting.but don't tell anyone you've been cheating! You will need:  Paper . carved into a block of stone with a highlight at the top.This technique also works really well with other designs.

Join up some of the lines in the foreground in the same way. directly underneath. Then draw a third! And a fourth.  Pen Wax Crayons Start off by drawing a wavy line about three quarters of the way up the paper. Make the lines further apart as you go further down the page. continue some of the wavy lines so they join up with the lines underneath them. like this. Next. Next. . draw another wavy line.

Create hedges in the background.whatever! Just make sure that the further away the fields are. wax crayons. You can even add a little stream . the lighter shade of green they should be. It's best to put it in the middle of the picture. Add a farmhouse too.felt tips. the further away they are the smaller and less detailed they need to be!. Remember. just colour it all in. If you've drawn a farmhouse.Now the picture starts to come to life! Add in some detail like bushes and tree.just make sure you add a few small squiggly lines so you can tell that it's water! Once you've drawn out the whole landscape. to make some fields for cattle to graze in. you'll also need a road . Add some parallel lines to create fields. You can use anything you like for this . Just draw two lines that go in the same direction. pastels . if you want to.snaking over the hills toward the farmhouse. Try it yourself! .

Try it yourself! You will need:  Pencil .Use the frame to make you focus on what it is that you want to draw.

.... Keep going over and over until you've covered the whole section. The picture will soon start to take shape.. use words. Use felt tip pens to colour in different sections of the drawing.  Paper Felt tips Lightly sketch a picture on paper using pencil.just make the words smaller if you don't have a lot of room. . Change colour and words as often as you like. Instead of colouring in with blocks of colour. Pick a word that's got something to do with what you're drawing.. .

.. ..and when you've finished.. It should look something like this.. just rub out the pencil guidelines.here's a panda.a tiger.and Mr Neil Buchanan himself! Try it yourself! ........ .. Here's a parrot coloured using the same technique.. . done using white pencil on black paper..

. . How about thickening the letters up? Or joining the letters together . When you're a jetsetting multimillionaire. you can put it on your doors. walls anywhere you like! As it’s your logo. If you design one for yourself.. with your initials? Here are Neil’s . you need a logo that's distinct and easily recognisable. and you own your own company. You can add a bit of shadow on the bottom as well. Neil's N and B are back to back.but they look a bit boring. why not start where a lot of logo designers start.Why not design a logo for yourself that's distinct and easily recognised? You will need:    paper pens felt tips Take a quick look at these company logos.a lot of logo designers do this. books.

. and then use them as a guide to put your initials inside. Here’s another good trick that a lot of graphic designers use . you can see that Neil wasn’t too happy with the B. but he's kept them within the cube shape. He's not drawn outside the lines! What about circles? Here. with normal letters. He has sent each letter down the cube to give it the 3D effect. but kept them inside the triangle.draw some shapes in pencil. What about a triangle? Neil has kept it simple this time.You can get inspiration for your designs in a lot of ways. following the shape of the circle. You can draw the letters any way you want. so he’s had another go. Neil has drawn his chunky initials. Here.

The idea is to do it all in rough first. And there you have it! You can experiment with different colours and add bits on too.and he’s put the tail outside the circle. or even a splat! Try it yourself! . Neil makes the top a bit longer. To make his logo really special. and gives the bottom a tail as well. Neil has chosen to do a small one . and colour it in. Have fun trying different things out! How about an explosion around your logo. For the B.Instead of a large B. and when you’re happy. This is Neil’s final logo with stripes too. Neil is adding in some shadow to make it more chunky. neaten it up.

lightly at first. You'll need a piece of paper that's exactly the same size as the paper the picture is on. Fold the paper in half. again as accurately as you can! Draw around it in pencil. . as accurately as possible. Place it in the middle. You will need:   Paper Colours for your picture Find a picture that you'd like to put a border around.Here's a really easy trick to put a border onto any of your drawings.

And there you have it! Now you can go over it in pen and decorate the inside. Try it yourself! . If you want a deeper border you can fold the paper in half again and draw around that in the middle.

and a chin... .. ... .. Here's a pair of eyes.. .Here's a really easy abstract Art Attack! You will need:     Paper Permanent black pen or marker Paint Paintbrush Take a permanent black felt tip pen and use curls to draw facial features..a pair of lips....and a nose..

. The permanent black ink shouldn't run..a face drawn from the side this time.. The great thing about this technique is that you don't know how the picture will turn out! They're great fun to do...and another .The rule is that everything has to be curly..but avoiding the eyes. And you don't have to do faces! Here's a pig. Here's another idea. . You can take the picture a stage further by brushing watered down paint over the face you drew ..

from one end to the other. and cut a thin strip that’s about 1cm wide. Once you’ve rolled it all up. . Then take a paintbrush.Why not have a go at making pictures from curled up strips of paper? You will need:   coloured paper a paintbrush Take a piece of coloured paper or thin card. and tightly roll the strip around the handle. You now have a tightly curled spiral of paper. remove the paintbrush and let the curled paper spring out.

You can repeat this technique with different colours of paper. and start rolling it back on itself around a paintbrush. The result is a strip that’s straight. it's been stopped about half-way. with a small curl at one end. Try it yourself! . and different lengths. Using a longer strip this time. for example. and then glue them to the paper. Here's a blue strip of paper. you get a large white spiral. Just go to the other end. it's very easy to start making pictures with it! Here's a flower. Just put all your curls in the place you want. So now you that you can curl the paper. Another technique is to curl both ends of the strip. This technique is called "quilling". Here you can see a very short piece of rolled up purple paper. Instead of being rolled all the way to the end.

A strange way to make your pictures weird and wonky! You will need:     Spoon Pen Paint or felt tips Paper Ever looked in the back of a spoon and noticed how all your facial features are distorted? The reflection makes a great picture ... Add in some hair. Start with the shape of the face .so just hold still and draw what you see..followed by the very distorted nose.all distorted and wobbly.. . .

Do the mouth next...

...and then the eyes.

Just draw what you see in the reflection.

If you colour the picture in, it looks even better!

You can use the technique to draw whatever you like, too. How about drawing the outside of your house...

...or the front of a car?

Have you ever wanted to copy something from a picture like a person or animal, but thought it was too complicated? Well, here's a way of beating that problem... turn the picture upside down! You will need:   paper crayon

Take the picture you want to draw and turn it around. Here, Neil's turned around his picture of a kangaroo, so it's no longer a kangaroo just a collection of funny, weird shapes!

So - it's no longer a kangaroo that he's worried about drawing! Instead, it's just a case of drawing the different shapes. That's all you need to remember. Draw what you see, breaking each part of the object up into different shapes.

If you keep going in exactly the same way, adding in the shading when you've finished, you'll end up with your finished picture. Turn it around, and there you have it - a kangaroo! Try it yourself!

Useful hints and tips for drawing effective clouds, like the ones you see in cartoons and comic strips. You will need:   Black Pen Paper

Have you ever noticed how many types of clouds there are in cartoons and comic strips? There are loads - and drawing them couldn’t be any easier.

To draw any cloud all, you need to draw is a ring of curved lines. And if you want to make your cloud look thicker and lighter, then just use a light blue pen or pencil, and draw some curved lines on the inside of the cloud to make it look thick and fluffy.

You often see dust clouds in cartoons. To do those, just draw lots of little curved lines just creeping along the ground and getting bigger as they get further away from the object that is making all the dust.

You can also draw whoosh clouds. and then add in some whoosh lines coming from them. which you often see in comic strips when you see when a car zooming off. Don’t forget if the whoosh lines are coming off backwards. you need to draw the thirty-three backwards. Try it yourself! . All you need to remember is thirty three draw a little three followed by a big three.

Are you one of those people who really likes dogs. snout. This is your "guide dog" . 1.... . Just carry on with the rest of the dog's features .what you need is a guide dog. a round head. You can use this guide dog to make any dog you like. and then the numbers 6. depending on what size the numbers 6 and 1 are. You will need:      paper pencil paintbrush paint eraser The first thing that you draw is this. but have a bit of a problem drawing them? Well .collar. and how close together they are..and this is nice and easy! Use that as a guide to drawing your dog. and then use the 1's for the guide to drawing the legs. body shape along the 6. a pointy snout. ears and the rest of the head. Now you can put in your dog's features eyes. 1. 1.

And once you've done your dog.. rub out the guidelines.like these ones here..Here are some more dogs based on this "6111" pattern. Try it yourself! . An easy but great way of drawing dogs. .. and then you can paint them in..

You could even put an exclamation mark to emphasise the loudness. To try to work out what you should write. just draw a splat on the ground where it's dropping. Again.Is it possible to draw sounds? Well. if you follow this Art Attack. Drawing sound effects really adds humour and fun to your drawings. It really comes to life if you add a jagged box around the scream. put it in a spikey box to show that it's loud. This one is a "splot"! . the bigger the scream. It sounds like "bam". Screams are an "aaargh" sound. The longer you make it. Here's an ice-cream being dropped. To do a splat sound. the best way to do it is to spell out the scream as it comes from the mouth. The sound of a balloon popping is loud. it certainly is! You will need:   Paper Colours for your picture To draw someone screaming. so put that. keep saying the sound over and over again until you can put that sound into letters. like this.

To put some sound effects into your cartoons.then spell it out again. Or how about wobbly lettering for "urgh". Puffs of wind.If it's a much softer sound. lots of wild rocking notes. sometimes little tricks will do it for you. For example. just draw a cloud shape . This time. stars and little scribbles should do it! And for someone sleeping. fast music. so some lines and a couple of tears will do the trick! For a musical sound you just need musical notes. and a bit of wind to show that it's been blown. try to spell the sound out. you could do it in fat.a sort of "thhrppt" sound! You could add in the rush of wind coming out of the cushion! You don't always have to spell the sound out. This time. just one note. And some whoosh lines for the children running away! You can throw all sorts of little doodles in to show chaotic noise. these two boys are howling with laughter. soft music. You can even get some great effects by doing letters in the shape and style of the sound itself. "Poof" is the sound this time. and then put other effects like the jagged edges around the words to make it look loud or quiet. For the whistling policeman. to make it look softer. just one single note should do it. an old lady has sat on a whoopee cushion . "zzzz" does the trick every time! Try it yourself! . For loud. fluffy letters. soft or aggressive. And for quiet. Here the "sloop" sound is given a dripping edge.

and connect the bottom corners together. Here's a big sweeping staircase and gallery landing.Design your dream home with these Art Attack tips. Some big fancy windows with huge curtains. . divided into rooms. This one is going to be a big mansion. To give the room some depth. draw another square or rectangle inside the room along the top line. You will need:    Paper Pens Paint or something else to colour with Start with the outline shape of your dream home.

if you make the back square smaller and join them up. Two lightly-drawn lines for water and wiggles for the reflection on the water. it makes the room look bigger. When you're happy with the rough design of your dream home. . This one's getting a swimming pool. how about a four poster bed and some furniture? Downstairs. and some lines on the panes of glass in the conservatory at the back. it's ready to be decorated. You could even draw the rooms on a different piece of paper that you cut to size. so that you can experiment with different designs before you stick them down. Just follow the lines of the wall so you get the perspective right. Decide on a colour scheme and paint or colour it in.In the bedroom.

How about this garage with two cars inside? Try it yourself! . you can even add extensions.This one has a games room in the attic! Not only can you change your room whenever you like.

Then carefully go over all the lines with your finger. Pick a good neon colour like electric blue. big and bold. Make nice thick lines that follow the original. it's just coloured chalk! But the effect is just as good. pink or purple and carefully go over all of the lines in your picture. like black card. using a white pencil. Just follow the direction of the lines rubbing backwards and forwards. Now the fun bit! You need some coloured electric neon light! Yes. Try not to smudge the lines outwards! . Do it lightly and with not too much detail..like those in nightclubs or trendy cafés! You will need:    Black paper White pencil Lots of different coloured chalk First you need to design a picture onto some dark paper. Keep it simple..Here's a great way of making your pictures look like they're made from electric neon light .

You could even leave little gaps between the white lines to make them look even more like an electric neon striplight. When you've finished. go over all the lines again. Lettering looks good too. take a white chalk and with the sharp edge. you'll have a brilliant electric neon drawing. They make great posters! If you like.Now to turn the neon lights on. This time just use the sharp edge to create a thin bright white line down the middle of the existing lines. you could try different designs. especially if you do it in a different colour. How about this jazz club design? Or a cool skiier? Try it yourself! .

or thick soft black pencil and rub it onto a piece of paper to blunt it so that you get a nice thick soft black line. drop a shadow from each letter. and it's really easy to do. slightly to the left.even joined up writing. using your crayon. Take a black wax crayon. To raise your letters... Drop a shadow down the left-hand side of each line. This works for all types of lettering . and big chunky letters! . You will need:   crayon paper Here's the writing that Neil is going to make the lettering stand out from. This trick will work for all types of lettering.Here's a really easy trick to make your lettering look as if it's standing out from the paper.

You can even do it with shapes too. Here. And there it is . Neil has drawn a banner around his name...And now the clever bit. It's a great effect to give your lettering some energy. Don't smudge it right across your paper. and not too much.lettering that stands out. Just take the edge off it. so the shadow is much softer. smudge the lettering slightly with your finger. Try it yourself! .. ....and then another shadow along the left hand side.

. mystical Art Attack. Neil used silver pen for this picture.Find out how to add some magic to your pictures! You will need:    White chalk Dark paper Silver pen or white pencil crayon Chalk is a very versatile art material . although white pencil crayon would be fine. Do a line drawing of a fairy on some dark paper .blue or black is good.and here's a great way of using it to create a magical. Use the chalk to carefully go around the outline of the fairy. If you're not sure how to draw a fairy why not trace one from a book.

.... . magical glowing quality. It gives the picture a lovely. You can also use a silver pen or white pencil crayon to dot on extra magical detail.Try to keep to the outline. When you've chalked all the way around. and not go over the picture too much. . It's a good idea to take your time when doing this. smudge the chalk outwards using your finger.which you can smudge in the same way. Finish off by adding extra detail using the chalk.

equal distance apart. Fold down again. Fold the paper in half so that the lines are on the outside. and do the same again on that side.Make your drawings come alive by layering the scenery to make things jump off the page! You will need:      Paper Pencil Ruler Scissors Coloured Pens Take a piece of paper and use a pencil and ruler to draw two lines. . going across the paper lengthways. towards the first fold in the middle. Flip the paper around.

Flatten it a bit. The middle chunk will be your middle ground. You should be left with two steps and two whole sections on the right. Now. . Fold up the paper again so the small step is at the front.You should have a concertina which has four parts. with the lines facing upwards. and up again. It should look like steps going up the page. Carefully cut out the top corner. Put it down so that it forms a "W" shape. then use your pencil to follow the bottom line along to the first fold. This will be the foreground of your picture. draw a line up the first fold. and then along to the middle fold.

This is the background layer. the back piece will be sky. Now draw the middle ground. Neil's drawing a castle. It will be covering where the sky was.. If you open out the paper. The top of the background picture will be sticking out at the top of your drawing. Draw some sky on the back section. . FOld the whole thing over to draw the background of your picture in front of the sky. Fold the picture over the other way. but don't worry about that. Now you can start designing your picture.

and your completed scene should look like this! Have a go at different types of scenery. So far the picture should look like this. Neatly cut along the top of all the skyline detail. and in front of the middle ground draw the foreground. so the whole picture really jumps out at you when you open it out. like countryside or beach scenes... Colour the whole thing in.. . Try it yourself! ..When you've done that.or even the big city. fold the last bit over.

draw yourself. and in the middle. Then write your message in the card. draw "me. Put "From Me" and "To You" along the bottom of the card. From me. Colour in the two pictures.How about this for a simple novelty greeting card idea? You will need:      card colours string scissors felt pen Fold a piece of thick paper or thin card in half. On one half of the card. to you. . add a message. Make the picture look like a cartoon." or in other words. because you're the one who's going to send the card. The picture has to be of the person you are sending the card to. depending upon the purpose of the card. Then on the other side of the card draw "you".

use white paper. Thread this string through the hole in the middle of your heart. and paint it red. Cut a piece of string a bit longer than the width of your card. pop a hole where the hands are in the picture. you'll have a card that looks like this.Next. and tie a knot. Cut out a heart from thin coloured card. How about a Happy Birthday card or even a Get Well Soon card? Try it yourself! . then push a pencil through the card. There are plenty of other types you can make. then through the holes of card where the hands are. Alternatively. And when you've done that. The best way to do this is to place your card above some sticky tack.

.use a cocktail stick! Put a tiny bit of glue onto the end of the stick... Then you can put the smallest amount of glue on your picture. like this sequin. here's a great tip. On it goes.. here's a great tip. You will need:   PVA glue Cocktail stick If you've got some intricate gluing to do. Rather than using a paint brush covered in PVA glue and risk getting glue all over your art. You can even use the cocktail stick for lifting tiny bits of art material. perfectly! .If you've got some intricate gluing to do. .

A4 paper is good. . The idea works by drawing squiggles around one of the corners.Here's a great way of framing a photograph. Do a squiggle. If you've got an ordinary sized photo.then send the line back on itself. without actually framing it! You will need:    Coloured pens A photograph or picture Coloured paper (slightly bigger than the picture) Place your picture into the middle of a piece of coloured paper.. a couple of loops and another squiggle.. ... Join up the lines at the end.

Or a two-coloured ribbon. . It looks like the picture's been framed by twisted ribbons looped around the edges! Use different coloured pens and frames. You could even do squiggles all around the frame. where the loops are alternate colours! Try it yourself! ..Now colour in the bits in between.... Do this on two opposite corners.

On a piece of coloured paper. colour each letter in using bright colours. Next. Then take some white chalk and add a little trick.. angular letters.. It's a good idea to tuck the letters behind each other. chunky.Here's a great way of designing your own graffiti tag. but don't write it on walls or desks! You will need:   Coloured paper Chalk pastels or crayons Chalk pastels like these are the best for this Art Attack. but crayons work just as well. just draw a small dot somewhere on each letter. but don't cover the dots! . write your name in big...

. .. chunky 3D effect. This makes it look like they've been sprayed on. Keep it straight and jagged with sharp edges. and gently smudge the black lines too to give them a fuzzy effect.. strengthen up all the black lines If you're using pastels. Then smudge that line too. be careful not to accidentaly smudge it! Now to really jazz it up. doing it twice in different colours.. Thicken up all of those bottom lines to give it a real.When you've coloured each letter.. just gently smudge the dots to make them look like highlights. give everything a coloured outline. Next.

your name in a graffiti tag! You can create different tags with different materials and shapes. And to make it really stand out. Finally. draw some white shine lines going diagonally across the lettering. just to finish it off with a heavy metal effect. This one is more round and blobby. put some starry twinkles on the corners. Make sure all the lines are in the same direction. Try it yourself! . Make sure you keep the twinkly bits nice and thin! And there you have it . giving it a sharp feel.Finish off the outline with another black line. Or even really distorted letters with all sorts of extensions. This one uses more distinctive shapes.

You'll be forced by the blobs into strange. .and it's lots of fun! You will need:   Paper Coloured pens Draw one blob for each word you plan to write .in any shape you like. Squeeze the letters in tightly.Here's a great way to create really groovy writing for cards or posters . The idea is to do thick writing inside the blobs. groovy writing. The only rule is: don't let any letter touch the blob or the letter next to it.

Then colour in all your letters as brightly as you like. You could even make the border blobby too by going round it again! Practice different words. Try it yourself! . cards or exercise books like this. The writing will look different every time depending on the shape of your blob.Think ahead about how you'll squish the letters in. and use them on posters.

it looks like he's sinking. . If you put the horizon line higher. where do you draw the ground? Do you draw it like this. right underneath the feet? Well if you do it like this. it's wrong. about a third of the way. then it looks like he's walking up or downhill. If the horizon slopes. Now it looks like he's walking across the picture properly.Some useful tips for incorporating horizons into pictures to give depth of background.is further up. depending on which way you put it. You will need:   paper pen When you draw pictures of people or animals. like this one here.which is the horizon . because it looks like he's walking along a tightrope! The best place to put this line .

hills.Of course. You can add buildings.in fact. not all horizons are completely straight lines. you can build your background onto it. as long as you remember to draw the horizon one-third of the way up the picture. if you imagine the horizon about a third of the way up. Try it yourself! . However. mountains or the sea . any background you like.

Follow the shape of a normal diamond but draw it with curved lines . Medieval sign writers and the apprentices spent years perfecting their techniques.A really quick way to get authentic-looking medieval lettering.like the one on the right of this picture. You will need:   Paper Pen Have a look at this fantastic medieval gothic writing. To make an "L" into an "E". Build up the shape of letters using different size curvy diamonds. just add a couple more diamonds. You could even add a couple of lines to make it look more ornate. . But here's a really quick way to cheat just think curvy diamonds. like this.

..or for covering books..If you colour them in black they look really medieval.. . have a go at creating ornate medieval lettering.... Go on. You could use medieval lettering on posters. . It works for lower case lettering too..out of curvy diamonds. .

You will need:     Paper Pencil Pen Felt tips or coloured pencils Starting in pencil. and then thicken them up! When you're happy with the rough pencil letters. If you're not sure how to do block lettering. go over them in pen. . Now rub out the pencil lines. just draw normal letters. bold lettering for posters and the front of books. chunky block lettering.This Art Attack is a really easy way to create big. as a guide. and you should be left with some chunky lettering like this. draw some simple.

. but still shade between the letters. But take care not to go over any of the lettering itself! The effect is really interesting . isn't it? Here are some other ideas..finished. That's it . Use a ruler to join all the top corners of the letters to the dot. shade down the sides of the letters. everlasting letters that look as though they're going off into the distance. Place the dot lower. do the same to all the bottom corners..Add a dot above the middle of the lettering. Next.you get really long. When you've done all the top corners. The dot needs to be the same distance above the lettering as the height of the actual letters. It's a good effect.

.or underneath the letters... . And with practice..place the dot to one side.. like this poster. you can even do curved lines going towards the dot! Try it youself! ...

. Calligraphy means "the fine art of handwriting".Why not have a go at the beautiful art of calligraphy? You will need:       lolly sticks paper ink or watered down poster paint ruler pencil scissors Take a look at this beautiful calligraphy. thinned down with lots of water. This one was created in black ink. Red poster paint. was used for this one.

and draw a horizontal line in pencil. This calligraphy isn't done with expensive pens or brushes. across the top of the ruler. and draw another horizontal line across the top of the ruler.This split-lettered effect was created in blue ink. Move the ruler about 1 or 2cm higher up the paper. These guidelines will help you draw letters of different sizes. Draw another line across the bottom of the ruler. Do you fancy having a go? No problem! Take a piece of paper and a ruler. all you need is a lolly stick or two! . As you might have guessed from the title of this Art Attack.

That will give you a great thick-and-thin effect on the lettering. and have a go. Dip the stick into the ink. Remember to hold the stick as if it was a fountain pen. With a little practice. .Carefully snap a lolly stick in half. you'll discover the different effects and styles you can achieve. This will give you two calligraphy pens! Take some ordinary fountain pen ink. You can also use poster paint mixed with lots of water so that it's nice and runny. Keep the stick in the same position as you draw letters.

If your snapped lolly stick splinters or has a jagged edge. you'll have enough sticks to make a whole set of calligraphy pens. Try it yourself! . Use it in the same way to get a great split letter effect! You can also create the split lettering effect by carefully snipping a notch in the stick with a pair of scissors. If you eat enough ice lollies. don't throw it away.

....and with a couple of wheels... . here's a picture of a shark. all you need to do is cut out a magazine picture and turn it into something completely different! For example. you can pop it into a goldfish bowl! So take an image and think of the least likely place you'd find it.and with a quick doodle.. Here's a shoe.. .Use magazines to create a whole new perspective on things! You will need:    Old magazines Pen Paper For this Art Attack. it's become a shoe car! .

.complete with a worm riding it! Ha ha! Try it yourself....transformed into a monster chasing a tiny person! And here's a motorbike. .Here's a very cute cat. ..... .

Here's an Art Attack to help you paint reflections in your picture! You will need:       A3 sized card Pencil Paint Paintbrush Ruler Light blue pen or pencil Carefully fold an A3-size piece of card in half. draw a simple cartoon-like figure lightly in pencil. Use a generous amount of paint. . and paint one or two parts of the picture at a time. Carefully close the card before the paint dries. On the left hand side of the card.

the excess paint will have printed onto the right hand side of the picture. When you draw on the side of the reflection. make the pen work lighter. As you build up the picture. it starts to look like a reflected image. add on final feature detail using a fine permanent black pen. Keep painting and repeat the technique after each one or two colours. . Add on final detail . leaving a mirror image.When you open it again. And when the last of the paint has dried.in this case it's buttons and stripes on a scarf.

putting her make-up on! Try it yourself! ..or a mum.. to add to the reflected effect. ... . add some lightly drawn shine lines onto the reflected part of the picture.....Finally with a light blue pen or pencil.then use a ruler draw the frame of a mirror around the printed image. ..a poser.a cat looking into a mirror.... And that's it! Here are some other ideas .

so it's a picture in one colour! It doesn't have to be the right colour . otherwise it won't be a monochrome picture! Here's one of Neil's monochrome pictures taking shape. and chrome means colour. Remember to only use one colour. Resist the temptation to use a darker colour .Have you ever done a monochrome picture? Mono means one. Shade it in. pencil or felt tip (one colour only) Draw anything you like on white paper.just pick any colour you like! You will need:   paper pen. using just the one colour.just press harder! And there it is . Try it yourself! .a monochrome picture.

to make it look like it was meant to happen. by cutting it in half. cut it out in jagged lines. just by ripping it. You will need:       a ruined picture scissors coloured paper felt tips black marker stick glue Here's a picture Neil's done. but a coffee mug stain in the bottom left corner has ruined it. Have you ever drawn something that you don't like.Not everything you do goes according to plan. to get rid of the really spoiled bit. but do it neatly. or rip up a picture because it's rubbish? Or you've spoiled it by mistake? Well don't throw it away! Turn bad stuff into an art form! It's great fun to do. Then. To make it really sad. cut it up a bit. Tear along the top to make it look like a crack. The idea is to make it look like you meant every single mistake. You can even draw black lines around these cut bits to make it look like it was meant to happen . a bit like a bite mark.

using cartoon colours. and you'll have loads of 'repair' things to stick on your picture like these here.don't just throw it away… think how you can turn into sad art. glue them all down and there you have it. Make the picture look even sadder with some very bad repairs. instead! Try it yourself! . and stick it wonky onto some backing paper. some bits of cartoon sticky tape. or maybe some cartoon planks of wood. Finally. Colour these in. Take some more paper.badly! When you're happy with all this sadness. just place these onto the picture to make it look like you've tried to repair it .Now go over the top! Scrunch the picture up a bit. and draw a cartoon plaster. So next time you ruin one of your pictures .

. by drawing around it. It'll look something like a wobbly butterfly. until you can fit no more onto the paper. Colour each individual section of the pattern in different ways.a psychedelic ripple pattern. You will need:    paper black pen felt tips Take a black felt pen. and draw a sort of blob shape in the middle of the paper. Repeat again and again.Here's an old but great way of making a weird but colourful pattern . Give your blob two ears.

Try it yourself! If you've worn out your toothbrush. then run a piece of card along the bristles so that the paint spatters onto the picture. you'll have something amazing like this. Take another piece of paper or card and place the stencil on top. You don't need to stop there .When you've coloured every one. Cover your work surface in plenty of newspaper to protect it from stray paint spatters! You can use an ordinary paintbrush to flick the paint (poster or acrylic).you'll get different patterns every time if you just experiment. but you can use an old toothbrush too for a finer effect. . don't throw it away! You will need:     paint paper old toothbrush scissors These pictures look fantastic and are great fun to create too! Choose some different shapes and cut them out from a piece of paper or card to create a stencil. Dip the toothbrush in paint.

Use cut-out shapes as masks.just like this Big Art Attack Neil created in the studio using paint and an air spray. let it dry.When you've spattered all the paint you want. Try it yourself! . and spatter paint onto paper around them . then take the stencil away to reveal the completed picture! You can also apply the reverse technique for a great effect.

do you ever feel that it doesn't look fully finished yet? Ask yourself "can I take it any further?" and see what happens.. You will need:   A drawing Pens. . pencils. You might think that it's finished. crayons. whatever you choose! Here's a picture of a boat. then a bit of extra rigging on the sails. Right now it looks rather boring .so how about some extra detail? Start with a cabin on the boat. paint.... Maybe a motor at the back of the boat? And some rails at the front of the boat.When you complete a picture.

How about trying some different art materials to create some different effects? Wax crayons are really good for adding in texture. . A sun in the sky introduces colour to the picture. especially if you use them on their sides. And a hint of some people at the back of the boat! And there .much better.ask yourself if you can take it any further. This is a good tip to remember when you've finished a picture .A little buoy bobbing around. You can even reflect it on the water.

it would make the front darker. you could add in a bit of watercolour. So why not turn it into a silhouette by colouring everything in in black. Streak some red watercolour paint lightly over the sky to give a great sunset effect. Because both wax crayon and permanent marker pens are water resistant. And there you have it! From a very simple. "can I take it any further?" But remember . boring picture of a boat to a really moody.you have to stop somewhere! Try it yourself! . atmospheric sea-themed sunset! Next time you draw a picture. Reflect it off the sea too by painting some red across that too. ask yourself.Because the sun is behind the boat.

. take some watered down poster paint and paint it on in the same direction as your curves.Have fun splashing some paint around.and suddenly... scribbly strokes in a curve going from the top to the bottom of your page. scribble around in messy circles. at the bottom of the paper. Then. Next.or a candle and some white paper. Simply make bold.. a waterfall starts to appear! . and make a waterfall picture! You will need:    White paper White crayon or a candle Blue and green poster paints Take a white wax crayon . .

How about this daredevil canoeist? Or maybe some fish jumping? Or this mad diver? Try it yourself! . and the wax crayon resists the paint. you can add on extra details. Leave it to dry. giving you a fantastic watery effect. add in a small amount of green. and when it's ready.Especially when you add the water crashing down at the bottom! Then.

. Here's a dog and his owner. .. Just think "shape and reflections.adding in two lightly drawn lines added at the top and bottom gives the impression that they are the reflections on a shiny water surface.and an unexpected puddle! So.. You will need:   Pen Paper How do you draw water? The answer is you don't . .you draw the shape of it and the reflections in it. You can use the technique to include the reflections of anything that's standing in the water. once again." Here's the shape of a small puddle. shape and reflection to your drawings..A simple Art Attack tip for adding water. two lightly drawn lines at the top and bottom give the impression of water.. or floating on it.... .

the reflections.. .. draw light rings around whatever is standing in it! If you're drawing the sea.You can even add in the dog's reflection. . ....followed by the reflections. For a pond or lake.. .. draw the horizon followed by the shape of the shoreline. and a few splashes.. draw in the shape of the lake...and if the water is still....

just draw lightly drawn lines in the distance. As they get really close. Really rough sea. and make them further apart as they get nearer to the foreground. Make them nice and big. just do big waves. hint at the traditional up and down wave shape! For a really rough sea. Try it yourself! . and it's so rough that the reflection of the boat is all chopped up. one behind the other.For a slightly rough sea.

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