The content of this blog, including my art and worksheets, are copyright protected. I do give permission to reproduce for personal and classroom uses a reasonable, limited amount of my content. You do not need to contact me to ask for permission. All other use is forbidden. For more details see the permissions and restrictions statement in the footer.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

How to Use Different Lines in a Drawing. Art 1

Spectrum Art Lesson For Art 1 1/24/13
Warm-Up Activities for Drawing Lesson

Our class started with a warm-up exercise.
1. Cylinders.
2. Shadow bars each one is darker than the next.
3. Texture like leaves, using shapes like the letter "V" and "W" and similar shapes.
4. A quick drawing of an animal in silhouette.

2 minute Quick Sketch

We did a quick sketch challenge of drawing some tennis balls on a napkin. This is done in two minutes

We discussed various lines and how to use them the examples are:
     * Straight line
An example of student's notes on lines in the drawing.
     * Curved line
     * Wavy line
     * Zig-zag line
     * Short or choppy line, (this also is the line used as texture).
     * Puzzle piece shaped line, (also using the line as a texture).

Using a variety of lines makes a picture look interesting.

We are encouraging the use of tools such as a ruler to draw a straight line or a compass to draw a circle. After all, we would not have much confidence in a carpenter or mechanic who did not have tools why should an artist be any different?

Examples of line drawings were given from artist work see link: Coloring pages for kids.

Students class work was to draw a scene from a favorite movie or story and to try to incorporate as many lines types as they are able.

Students were allowed to choose a variety of subjects for optional drawing. Including a still life of common household items, pages from travel magazines and clippings of sports figures in play from newspapers.  They are encouraged to use a variety of lines in their drawing.

Thank you for visiting my blog.  I hope this project is fun and helpful for you. 

To find more like it see the labels or choose one of the favorites in the sidebar.  I am sure you will find one you like.

These are free to print but your small gift will help me keep this blog going, Choose your gift amount.

Use the share buttons below to share this, Thank you.

(c) Adron Dozat