O’Keefe Skulls

I know many art teachers do O’Keefe’s flowers, but I really find her skulls to be visually striking. I had the students paint the background using tempera and create implied textures using plastic cards that had different notches cut off of them. I saw this tip from Painted Paper blog. Then on a new sheet we drew a deer skull from observation. Talked about values, shadows, and proportion. Below is a student example.