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We viewed a PowerPoint presentation of the art of Debi Hubbs. She has a website, DEBI HUBBS ILLUSTRATION, where she includes some art tips. Her sense of humor, shown in her paintings, proves that art is fun. We chose samples of her art to imitate. We first drew the picture, and then colored in the background (negative spaces) with black. It’s amazing how the details of the picture become more distinct doing this.


  • Debi Hubbs (PowerPoint)
  • White drawing paper
  • Pencil and eraser
  • Colored markers
  • White paint or White Out
  • Paint brush


  1. Begin the class by viewing the Debi Hubbs PowerPoint presentation. Discuss her use of colors and her lighthearted whimsical style.
  2. Lightly draw a picture imitating one of Debi’s works. We chose six of her paintings to work with, but because we were emphasizing working with negative spaces, we chose to give all the pictures a black background.
  3. Color in the background first (in black) and then color the cat, plants and trees or whatever the picture shows.
  4. Using the tip of the brush handle dipped in white paint, make dots on the background. We used White Out, the correction fluid, to make the white dots.


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