How to trace photographs in DrawCast – tutorial and lesson plan

Download/ view my PDF instruction on how to get this doneĀ <a href=”; target=”_blank”>How to trace a photo in DrawCast</a>

If you can not view YouTube videos, here is the first tutorial from SchoolTube that shows how to start and trace the photo:


And here is the second tutorial on how to paint and share your art:


Or check out my YouTube playlist


Final Fauvism Paintings with Drawcast

Wanna see the previous post and lesson plan to do this in your class, check out


This student created a Fauvist inspired painting of President Obama by using a Complementary Color scheme of Purples and Yellows


Fauvist Painting Rough Drafts w/ Drawcast


After the students learned the basics of contour sketches and color schemes, they did a bit more advanced work than their hand by taking a photo of one of their classmates, or downloading a public domain photo

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Fauvist Painting Rough Drafts w/ Drawcast

By introducing my students to Fauvism, they were able to create a simple piece of art that showcased Complementary Colors and Contour Line

My Media Arts students get to make too much traditional art, so it was fun getting back into artistic concepts such as color and line. You can see some of my previous posts that utilized Color in the Classroom


7th graders took a photo of their hand with Drawcast. See some of my other posts that we used Drawcast to make art. They then did a contour sketch of their hand using the foreground layer. Once they had a good outline, they painted the midground with the appropiate color scheme with complementary colors


I look forward to their final project where hopefully they incorporate monochromatic or analogous color schemes as well