Drawing Studio – Friday

Review

Today we reviewed all of the things we learned throughout the week. We also allowed each student to choose a piece to put in the art exhibition tonight!

Helpful Drawing Tips

  1. Look at what you are drawing. Remember to draw what you actually see and not what you think something should look like. Use a viewfinder to help you.
  2. Practice drawing from photos, but draw from real objects when possible. This is called observational drawing and it is a great tool to improve drawing skills.
  3. Make sure your perspective is right before adding details. Use a gridding to help you get proportions correctly.
  4. Use appropriate values and tones. Remember that unless it is completely white as paper it should have some value on it. For example, teeth are not as white as paper so even they should have a value.

Visit these websites to learn more:

This website has several tutorials on how to draw a variety of things:

http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2009/09/08/50-clever-tutorials-and-techniques-on-traditional-drawing/

This website has great tips and drawing exercises:

http://drawsketch.about.com/od/learntodraw/tp/learnhowtodraw.htm

Due to the changing nature of web resources, M&G strongly urges you as the parent to preview these sites before your child accesses them. The fact that these sites are available on this site does not imply that M&G endorses their content from the standpoint of morals, philosophy, theology, or scientific hypothesis.