Deluxe Leonardo Line Art Template

When you leave a graphic design job to start teaching art, you just might find yourself making your own project materials.

And if you get a break in your busy schedule (hello summer!) you might realize that some of those products could really be improved, with just a few changes. Here’s my first example.

This photoshopped face of Ginevra de Benci (by Leonardo di Vinci) was originally posted quite awhile ago, but only with the one main page to draw on. When I taught this project, I realized students needed more references to “fill in the blanks”. They needed to see basically how the shoulders and hair might fall (as a starting point), a finished example for inspiration, and the original painting for a little art history.

Shown here is the content of my new PDF file. If you subscribe to my email list you can immediately download this file, and be sure to receive future deluxe PDF links right in your inbox. Please feel free to send me any feedback, and stay tuned for more DELUXE PDF giveaways. Summer has just begun, and I am on a new mission!

MATERIALS
• Deluxe Line Art PDF
• Color Printer
• Drawing paper
• Sharpie marker, fine point and ultra fine point

DIRECTIONS
PREP: Print face with blank background for each student.
1. Students use a pencil to draw a new body and hair for Leonardo’s painting.
2. The main edges are traced with a fine point Sharpie marker.
3. Lots of detailed lines are added with an ultra fine point marker.

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