Drawings in radial symmetry

   The radial symmetry has elements identical and symmetrical, relative to a central point, such as we can observe in the shape of snow crystals or in the disposition of the petals in a flower. After drawing a square with its medians and diagonals, we have drawn three curved lines and two straight lines within a clove of the square. These lines were traced on tracing paper with a soft pencil, … [Read more...]

Experience the Comics!

The Comics is a very complex topic to deal with students, its implementation needs the ability to represent figure, landscape, perspective, movement, facial expressions, onomatopoeia, the shape of baloons and much more. In the 9th grade classes we did this after studying the main features of the comic. The students worked in groups of three and have designed one page of a comic book, created by … [Read more...]

My name in 2-point perspective

In the class of Grade 8, after experiencing the central perspective, we have worked on the perspective with two vanishing points, imagining a huge architecture built with our name. Following the rules of 2-point perspective, we designed the three-dimensional letters and then we colored them with crayons and pencils. To make the words like huge architectures, we have added a horizon, a gradient sky … [Read more...]

Warm or cool in the medieval cities

How changes the atmosphere of an ancient city if its colors are predominantly warm or cool? Here are the drawings of the students of grade 7: the walls and towers of medieval cities, which are inspired by paintings and frescoes of 1300, were colored with felt-tip pens and pencils, choosing warm or cool colors. If you like to buy the 5 printable worksheets of  Medieval Cities, you can fin the pdf … [Read more...]

Monochrome sketch on wrapping paper

For making these monochrome drawings made ​​on wrapping paper, students in seventh grade have used three different types of pencils, a charcoal black, a pastel reddish brown and a white pencil. On the copy of the drawing they had to color the shadow areas with black, the neutral zones with the color brown and the area illuminated by light with white. In the gradation from shadow to light these … [Read more...]

Free variations for Van Gogh and Gauguin

We changed the colors of Van Gogh and Gauguin, with a free interpretation of their works. After observing the original paintings the students of Grade 9 have used felt tip pens and colored pencils, overlapping them in order to obtain shades and textures. … [Read more...]

Small landscapes in warm and cool colors

In the classes of Grade 6 we continue the discovery of colors and their properties. One of these is to transmit sensations, such as those of "warm" and "cool". From the Theory of Colors we moved on to practice: we drew with felt tip pens and colored pencils some small landscapes, that suggest these  sensations of  "warm" and "cool", through their predominant … [Read more...]

Tubes striped

We're still working on the different ways to represent the illusion of space, and in the 8th grade classes we have created this collage, drawing tubes striped, circular or square, with colored pencils. Applying shading to these objects we added the three-dimensional effect. We cut out the tubes, and then we glued them on black cardboard, so that seemed a bunch of piled tubes. I think it's very … [Read more...]

Rolled zentangles!

With students of grade 8 we are still working on lights and shadows and gradations. We drew these Zentangles as ancient parchments rolled, using fantasy in the drawing of textures, and reality in the shadows of the parchments that seem real and three dimensional. … [Read more...]

Tangles shaded

To continue our work about gradients, with the students of grade 8, we have created this drawing of entwined ribbons. The drawing is made in pencil, and the background is colored with felt-tip pens, to bring out the shades of the ribbons. In this exercise we wanted to make a three-dimensional sense of depth using the light and shade, drawing the shadows on each tape... Have we succeeded? … [Read more...]