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 

 

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Per request, a crocodile (or alligator) tutorial. If you or your littles have animal requests for this series, let me know in the comments. Mahalo!💚💚💚 #drawingshapes #crocodile #alligator

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2. TIGER

 

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Black stripes and a big tail, oh my! Did you know that tigers are the largest cat species? And they are the only 💯 completely striped cats, even their skin is striped! All you need for this tiger is: orange pen black pen pink pen paper Enjoy! If you make your own tiger, post it to IG and tag me so I can see it😊🐯🐾

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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

 

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I think we could all use some magic for our Monday. Per request from @erikalynnejones and her daughter. Thanks for the suggestion! 🌈 🦄 ❤️ #unicorns #drawingwithshapes

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8. TORTOISE