Image by vivir_descalzo_mx via FlickrTo go with science fiction studies, here's an alien landscape art project.
9x12 tan construction paper
and 3"x4" piece of scratch paper for the practice alien.
First I did a directed drawing lesson and students used a "white crayon" because it wouldn't show later under the pastels. (If they made a mistake, they could leave it there.) We drew horizon line, front & back mountains, then spaceship.
Next, students were given a 3"x4" piece of scratch paper to practice drawing an alien with their pencil. The size of the paper helped them make the alien proportionate to the background. Then students drew their alien onto the main paper with white crayon.
Then kids filled in their art using pastels, and lastly added the white pastel to make the spaceship look like it's travelling.