While learning about the ancient Mayan civilization we designed these paintings. The Mayans often created beautiful paintings of animals and had very graphic shapes in their art. They used a lot of bold colors and they were very detailed, so that is how we decided on the subjects of ours. First we sketched our pictures with pencil then we drew over it again using crayon. We talked about symmetry and color. Each of us used watercolors to add warm and cool colors on either side of design to make it more interesting.