Kimono Drawing

Kimono diagramStudying the art culture from other countries offers a a new perspective on common items such as clothing.

1. I made t-shaped cardboard templates for the students so they could start with straight lines. Mine measured about 10″ wide x 15″ tall. Have the students trace the templates onto white 12″ x 18″ paper. The sides of the kimono are added next, and then some details (see diagram).
2. Students look at sample photos of kimonos and and then draw their own. After it has been designed in pencil, they trace all the lines with a black marker.
3. Oil pastels are used to color in their designs. Students may want to cut out their kimono and mount to another paper to get rid of any smudges.

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