Easy Margaret Keane Big Eyes Art Project for Kids

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Margaret Keane loved to draw children and animals with big, expressive eyes. Now you can, too, when you learn how to draw an easy Margaret Keane Big Eyes art project for kids.

Early in her career, Keane's big-eyed children were often sad and placed on dark backgrounds. This reflected her emotions at the time. "The eyes I draw on my children are an expression of my own deepest feelings. Eyes are windows of the soul," Keane said.

Later, her paintings showed bright colors and "tears of joy." Keane attributed this to adopting Christian religious beliefs.

She said, "These are the paintings of children in paradise. They are what I think the world is going to look like when God's will is done."

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The painting from this tutorial is called "The Stray." Will your character, below, cry sad tears or happy tears? Will the background be dark or colorful?

Did you know? Margaret Keane's artwork was an inspiration for the large anime eyes of the Powerpuff Girls. What new characters will you create with this cartoon outline?

For more easy and fun guides, see the How to Draw an Anime School Girl Uniform or Parts of a Rose Drawing tutorials.

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How to Draw a Great Looking Easy Margaret Keane Big Eyes Art Project for Kids for Kids, Beginners, and Adults - Step 1

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1. Begin the easy Margaret Keane Big Eyes art project for kids outline by drawing the child's eyes. Use thick curved lines for the top and bottom of each eye. Draw several successively smaller circles within each eye, and shade one to indicate the pupil.

Easy Easy Margaret Keane Big Eyes Art Project for Kids Drawing - Step 2

easy margaret keane big eyes art project for kids step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 2

2. Use curved lines to enclose the eyebrows and the lips, and to contour the eyelids and nose.

Easy Easy Margaret Keane Big Eyes Art Project for Kids Drawing - Step 3

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3. Use a long curved line for the chin and checks, and overlapping curved lines that meet at sharp points for the hair around the face.

Easy Easy Margaret Keane Big Eyes Art Project for Kids Drawing - Step 4

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4. Continue drawing the hair, sketching the top and sides. Again, use overlapping curved lines that meet at sharp points.

Easy Easy Margaret Keane Big Eyes Art Project for Kids Drawing - Step 5

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5. Extend two curved lines below the head to form the neck, and draw the remaining locks of hair using lines that meet at points. Then, begin sketching the cartoon cat. Use curved lines to trace the top of its head and its pointed ears. Then, draw its large eyes. Use thick curved lines to sketch the nearly circular shapes. Draw a circle within a circle inside each eye, and shade the larger of the two.

Easy Easy Margaret Keane Big Eyes Art Project for Kids Drawing - Step 6

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6. Use overlapping curved lines, some of which meet at jagged points, to detail the ears, eyelashes, and outline of the cat's face. Enclose the irregular shape of the nose.

Easy Easy Margaret Keane Big Eyes Art Project for Kids Drawing - Step 7

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7. Draw a "W" shaped collar at the neck of the girl's shirt. Use curved lines to draw her shoulder, arm, hair, and the cat's whiskers.

Add More Details to Your Easy Margaret Keane Big Eyes Art Project for Kids Picture - Step 8

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8. Use long curved lines to sketch the girl's arm, hand, and fingers.

Complete the Outline of Your Easy Margaret Keane Big Eyes Art Project for Kids Drawing - Step 9

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9. Complete your easy Margaret Keane Big Eyes art project for kids outline by finishing the cat's furry body and tail. Use a series of curved lines that meet at jagged points. Then, texture the girl's hair with curved lines. Draw "U" shaped tears on her cheeks.

Color Your Easy Margaret Keane Big Eyes Art Project for Kids Drawing

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Color your cartoon of a big-eyed girl with her cat. We've contrasted bright yellow and blonde colors with shades of gray, just like in Keane's original painting.

For more great easy back to school drawing tutorials, see the collection of Easy Back to School Drawing Guides.

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