Festive Elephants (Picasso Style)
This year for Indian Arrival Day we are casting our eyes across the shores to look at one of the traditions of the country that we have to thank for this very special holiday! In India elephants are highly respected and revered because of the Hindu God Ganesh. Every year there is a parade called the Elephant Festival and these animals are pampered and primped in all sorts of gorgeous finery before they are led through the streets for people to admire.
The Picassos took a look at some pictures and even a little video clip of this festival and they really focused on the patterns, colours and even materials used to dress up the elephants. Then they got down to drawing the elephant from the angle they chose. Next week they will finish them off with all their finery to look just like they stomped out of Jaipur!
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