I try really hard to convey to my students that inspiration for your artwork is all around you. This project was inspired by one of my student's shoes. Devin had the COOLEST shoes on at the beginning of the school year and I told him I just HAD to have a picture of them. Of course he thought I was weird.
This last quarter I finally put them to use when we created our contour line drawings. The students did shoes. The tricks was that they had to add watercolor animal prints to the drawing... in honor of Devin's shoes.
They were pretty fun... some I would even consider buying!