Tuesday, February 7, 2017
7th and 8th Grade Figure Drawings
The 7th and 8th graders were introduced to figure drawing in this lesson. We started off by discussing the proportions of the body and how to capture gesture in gesture drawings. Thanks to some brave models, the students created a variety of figure drawings from a human model. They did some short poses and some longer poses to practice both quick gesture drawings and some more detailed figure drawings. After some practice, the students chose a photograph of a figure to work from for their drawing. Some students chose athletes, while others chose dancers, cartoon characters, TV show characters or other famous figures. They decided if they wanted their drawings to be black and white or colorful. There was a wonderful variety of figure drawings created during this lesson.