woensdag 19 januari 2011

Foreshortening fun

You need:
  1. white drawing sheet A4 size
  2. colour pencils
  3. coloured paper for background

Sneakers have beautiful soles; sometimes the soles better than the shoes themselves! This art lesson is about foreshortening, soles and the inside of hands. Foreshortening occurs when an object appears compressed when seen from a particular viewpoint, and the effect of perspective causes distortion. Foreshortening is a particularly effective artistic device, used to give the impression of three-dimensional volume and create drama in a picture.

Tell students a story about a scary monster. "Imagine a terrible scary monster approaching you. The monster is much bigger than you and is running fast. You are scared and your try to run backwards. This does not work and you fall. The monster leans over you and you try to ward off with your hands .... "

Students draw the bottoms of the shoes on about the half of the drawing sheet. Then they draw their hands, overlapping the tops of the shoes. They drew their head in between the hands, and add their body. The arms need to be drawn directly to the hands, and the legs have to be drawn to the bottoms of the shoes. Students draw details on the shoe bottoms, and lines on their hands.

Use colour pencils to colour the drawing. When finished, paste it on a coloured background.

All artworks are made by students of grade 5

2 opmerkingen:

  1. What an easy way to teach younger students the effects of foreshortening/perspective. Thanks for sharing!

  2. I love the soles of sneakers too! I like the idea of palms of hands and soles of shoes.

    Speaking of soles I use them for a lesson in a design where they enlarge a part of their texture rubbing of the sole of a sneaker to make an abstract sneaker design. http://artprojectgirl.blogspot.com/2010/05/simple-abstract-sneaker-designs.html