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Surreal Eye Drawing


What you'll need:


  • Paper

  • Pencil

  • Lid of a container

  • Colored pencils or markers

René Magritte (1898 – 1967) was a Surrealist artist. He became well known for creating a number of dream-like and thought-provoking images. Often depicting ordinary objects in an unusual context, his work is known for challenging observers' perceptions of reality. The image below is a famous painting of his called "The False Mirror", where he has turned the iris of the eye into a blue sky with clouds.

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Make a list of things you like.

Examples: sports, video games, pizza, cats, riding bikes, stargazing.


Pick one of the things from your list to draw. Think of how to make it fit in the iris (the colored part of the eye that surrounds the black pupil).


Draw a giant eye! Try to take up the entire piece of paper. You can trace a container lid for the iris.

Now draw your idea inside the iris.


Color in your drawing with markers or colored pencils.

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