Charlie Harper Cardinals

Image3C has been learning about one of my favorite bird illustrators, Charlie Harper. Student studied Charley Harper’s love of animals and nature. We looked at and discussed his use of symmetry, flat area of color, and geometric shapes. After comparing Harper’s cardinals, to  photographs of cardinals in the wild, we set out to create our winter scenes. We cut and pasted colored construction paper, and used oil pastels to add details to our collages. We worked hard to create symmetry in our cardinal, birdbath, and leaves. I love how these turned out! Each one unique in size, shape, and personality.


ImageEmma C. 3C


Emma G. 3C


Faith 3C


Katie 3C

“Wildlife art has been dominated by realism, but I have chosen to do it differently because I think flat, hard-edge, and simple.” – Charlie Harper

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