Create a Fantasy Character

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Starting from the analysis of the human figure and its proportions, we created and drew a fantasy character. The idea came from a work about Fantasy novels, made by 7th grade students, during the literature lessons. Before we have drawn a “dummy” in a grid of 24x6cm for understanding the correct proportions of the human figure. Then we copied the outline of our mannequin at the window, on a white sheet, and on this we designed our character. Subsequently we have colored and decorated the character with colored pencils. Features of the figure? He, or she, has to have an extravagant look, a “magical” object and a name.

You can buy the worksheet with grid and sample of body proportions clicking on the picture below

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5 thoughts on “Create a Fantasy Character”

    • Hi Kirsty! I think that depend on the age of students. My pupils are twelve, so this exercise was quite simple and funny for them. Whit the mannequin is even simpler! 🙂

      • I will be doing it with a group aged 8 – 14, so simple is good. I’m going to show them how to draw a figure with the right proportions, but then use a mannequin as well for action poses.

    • Hi Ashley!It took around three hours. Two hours for drawing the mannequin, (following my instructions on the blackboard), for tracing the silhouette and starting do draw the features of the character. Another hour to finish the drawing with pencil and color it with colored pencils. Are you trying to do it with your students? 🙂


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