Facial expressions

After the lesson about the face’s proportion, my students of 9th Grade have drawn facial expressions, copying  from each other expressions or comic’s characters. I showed them this video and we discussed together how to reproduce the most common emotions, with the emphasis on eyebrows and the shape of mouth. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=LHraznv4pHQ … [Read more...]

Puppets with dancing legs

With a photo of the face, a card and a rubber band you can make these easy and fun puppets, then you can decorate them freely, maybe even pasting buttons, ribbons or pieces of fabrics ... … [Read more...]

The faces – masks

Starting from the proportions of the face we saw in a previous lesson, the students have designed the masks and painted with tempera, alternating warm and cool colors in the mask and the background. … [Read more...]

Proportion of the face and value

The faces were drawn in pencil on a grid, following certain proportions. The second step was to add lights and shadows to the drawings, to make them more three-dimensional. volto con chiaroscuro proporzioni del volto umano … [Read more...]

Painting moving figures

   After building a dummy cardboard jointed, students of 8th grade choose a pose, a sport or movement, and drew the outline of the cardboard mannequin on a drawing sheet. After that they painted the figures with tempera or acrylic colors. The figures are in front or in profile, involved in different activities. You can fin the template of the mannequin below.    … [Read more...]

The human figure: the right proportions

Often, if we ask our kids to draw a figure, it is built according to proportions intuitive, motivated by the idea of ​​"figure" that is proposed to us as children, with the head much larger than normal and the smaller body, with the arms and legs short ... It 's always fun to bring the Canon of Polykleitos and see the faces incredulous asking: "Our head corresponds to one eighth of our body? Is … [Read more...]

Portraits in black and white

The student of the Year 9 have ventured in pencil portrait with shadows: here are some results! There are those who claimed it was too difficult ... how come we did it all?!? disegno di veronica any disegno di simone disegno di daniel disegno di cristoph elisa disegno … [Read more...]

Lights & shadows

With year 8 pupils have been working with the lights and shadows, simplifying images up to the essential forms. The image is defined only by the separation between the light and the shadow ...   … [Read more...]