Aboriginal Boomerang Design 3
To create our third design we have used a boomerang and serpent from our sheet of Aboriginal Art Images along with a circular symbol to represent the sun.
Our slide show below illustrates and explains the step by step process we have used to develop this design.
(Click on the play buttons or swipe back and forward to explore each stage of our design.)
The step by step stages of the design:
- Draw a boomerang with a white color pencil on a black sheet of card.
- Draw a sun symbol flanked by two symmetrical serpents to fill the central area.
- Draw a smaller serpent on each grip to complete a symmetrical layout.
- In the central section, echo the shape of the sun and serpents in line.
- Continue to echo their shapes until the central section is filled.
- Paint the sun a bright symbolic yellow.
- Paint the first echoed shapes a deeper yellow.
- Paint the remaining echoed shapes in progressively darker tones.
- Paint the smaller serpents on each grip white.
- Emphasise the outline of each snake in white dots and the echoed shapes in yellow.
- Mask the joins at the end of the grips with two stripes of white.
- Carefully cut out the boomerang and frame it on a white sheet of card.
Once you understand how our design is constructed, you can use it as a model that you can adapt with other images, symbols and colors to create your own ideas.