Art Class Made Easy: Fun and Easy Hawaiʻi Drawing Tutorials Keiki Will Love

Hawai‘i artist Karen Obuhanych teaches kids how to draw adorable lions, tiger and unicorns, oh my!

 

If your kiddos are getting restless, we’re here to help with a handful of super-fun art tutorials, courtesy of artist Karen Obuhanych, one of our favorite local illustrators.

 

Her creature-filled works never fail to put a smile on our faces.

 

A mom herself, Obuhanych began making her “Drawing With Shapes” Instagram videos as a way to share the techniques she used to teach her own 4-year-old daughter how to draw animals. Her quick (all are under three minutes) and easy instructionals show keiki how to use familiar lines and shapes to create cuddly crocodiles, sweet elephants, too-cute tortoises and more.

 

“I really just wanted to create something during this tumultuous time that is joyous and fun, and encourages artists of any age to get creative,” she says.

 

Tip: If you find yourself as crazy for Obuhanych’s illustrations as we are, you can snag some of her prints at her KTO Art Etsy shop here—they’re perfect for brightening up keiki bedrooms.

 

1. CROCODILE 

2. TIGER

 

3. ELEPHANT

4. GRIZZLY BEAR & POLAR BEAR

5. CHAMELEON

6. LION

 

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Another big cat, couldn’t help myself🦁 drawing with shapes is so fun. And I love to see the kiddos’ interpretations.

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7. UNICORN

8. TORTOISE