Wednesday, August 26, 2009

'Don't draw what you KNOW, draw what you SEE'

Today was a day to practice drawing skills.

Step one is to find the hidden shapes and put them on the paper. It is VERY important that you find the right shapes and put them in the right places, or the drawing with never turn out right!

Next, Build the drawings on top of the shapes.

Then you erase the hidden shapes.

Finally, add the finishing details to the drawing.

We also discussed a normal misconception that children have when drawing. Draw what you SEE, not what you KNOW. Children know that the top of the cup is a circle, so they draw a circle on the paper for the top of the cup when, in reality, the top of the cup appears to be an oval because of the angle we see it.

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