Overlapping Art, with Architecture

One of the steps to go from drawing flat landscapes to ones with depth is to create overlapping art. This project plays with the idea, and need not follow any perspective rules. Young artists can just have fun making lots of 3D looking buildings that completely fill their page. MATERIALS • Drawing or multi-media paper • … Read More

Hot Air Balloon Drawing

One large, medium and small circle can turn into a fun drawing about hot air balloons. I love showing students what old fashioned balloons looked like, for inspiration. 1. I gave my students 3 templates to trace for the circles. They drew baskets below, and rope lines to attach them. Basket can be drawn with dimension, … Read More

Fall Landscape Drawing

The first step in learning to draw with perspective is to notice that foreground items will appear larger than background ones.  1. I demonstrated how to draw a large tree to establish the foreground and how adding a horizon line and smaller trees creates a distant background. They then added any details they wished. 2. They traced their … Read More