Sketchbook No.5 Natural Disaster Icon

Natural disasters are a natural event such as a flood, earthquake, volcano eruption, tsunami, or hurricane that causes great damage or loss of life. Natural disasters happen all over world.

Think about and research the effects of natural disasters. Some of the world’s most recent natural disasters have been: 2010 Haiti Earthquake, 2011 Japan Tsunami and 2012 Hurricane Sandy.


A. Show your own thoughts with 3 thumbnail sketches showing the development + evolution of your ideas

B. Choose a natural disaster (write it on the back in graphite)

C. Choose a color scheme (write it on the back in graphite)

                   Monochromatic Analogous Neutral Warm Cool Triadic Complementary Split-Complementary

D. Focus on blending multiple colors together to create the colors and shading to create value + contrast!

E. DO NOT COPY images from the internet!

Here are some examples from my students  of a ‘flood’ and ‘tornado’ as the main concepts:

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Another resource is my Pinterest page:

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