A simple resource sheet helps the pupil pre-plan what type of pattern should be used with their chosen animal. After viewing Mexican Oaxacan art the pupil has taken in several ways to make the texture of their animal into a bright beautiful pattern. This sheet allows them to plan out use of shape and colour of the pattern as well as the undercoats. It means that pupils are not diving straight into painting without thinking of their design first. Pupils rushing in can often ruin the best artwork.