Here's a great trick for creating an atmospheric picture by turning a mess into a masterpiece!

You will need:
  • Paper
  • Paintbrush
  • Poster paint
  • Black felt tip
Here's a great trick for creating an atmospheric picture by turning a mess into a masterpiece!

Take two colours of poster paint. This Art Attack works best if one of the colours of poster paint is yellow.
Mix each of the paints with a bit of water, then paint stripes across a piece of white paper using one of the colours.
The stripes don't have to be neat or perfect, they just need to go right across the paper.
While still wet, use the yellow to paint more stripes on the paper, between the red ones you just painted.
Make sure they go right across.

You'll see that they start to blend with the first stripes.
As you get towards the bottom of the paper, streak in some more yellow stripes over the first ones.
And there you have it - a real mess.

But don't worry. Just leave it to dry thoroughly.
When it's completely dry, you turn your mess into a masterpiece by drawing silhouettes using a black felt tip pen.

Just block them in...
...adding detail as you go...
...and you'll soon see that the silhouettes make the mess look like a beautifully atmospheric sky.
Use a finer pen to add detail, too.
You can try different colours, too...
...and experiment by changing the yellow for another colour - like light pink on this one.

Try it yourself!