Ignore typos. Here is the promised Tree tutorial Hope it helps! It was lots of fun to do haha xD This is how I do trees, you can also sketch the form before coloring it like Ive done. but its easy ...
Have students use a fork to paint. Use the printout but don't instruct to paint a rooster. Just let them be prompted by what you give them.
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Flying Wrinkles--cloth Tut 5 by Obi-quiet.deviantart.com on @deviantART
background tutorial part1 by =griffsnuff
Background tutorial part 2 by =griffsnuff
How to Draw Trees - An amazing three-part tutorial, by calisto-lynn.
The starting comparison is wrong. Cartooning is an exaggeration or simplification of reality. I feel posts like this are great for self reference and improvement, but in a year you'll look back and see how naive you were.