This project is taking a really long time because of missing days at school. It seems when I start a really good project we are confronted with a lot of days off. This is a 6th grade project. We first did a sketch of the fruit on free draw paper, then we did it again on larger paper. We separated the background and they filled it with patterns. The students stayed away from outlining the fruit during this process. Finally when the background was done we colored the fruit with markers, and then used water to create the paint effect. ( I have found with a limited budget this is a great way to portray painting) After it was dry we went back and outlined with a sharpie and we talked about crosshatching for adding shadows.