Florida artist Andy Saczynski is known for his alligators.  He uses mixed media, meaning he uses a variety of materials to make his art including recycled materials.  His alligators are painted with bright and lively patterns. Create your own alligator inspired by his work.  As seen in the examples, an alligator can be drawn more easily using simple shapes such as rectangles and triangles.  I encourage you to use mixed media but you can use any materials you wish. Cardboard and other material like wrapping paper and old magazines are great for mixed media and collage.  The first two examples are by the artist while the other two are by students.