Russian Cathedral Drawing

Russian BuildingSt. Basil’s is a famous cathedral in Russia, which was originally designed as a cluster of chapels. It’s unique architecture manages to look both old and new at the same time.
1. For this lesson, I led the students in setting up their basic building shapes, but then gave them THIS color photo for a guide. Starting with letter size paper, they drew a large rectangle in the middle. An “onion” shape was added on top.
2. A somewhat shorter rectangle is attached to the left and right. A curved top with ball is added.
3. Now the fun part – lots of curves and angles and swirls are added to decorate the entire building.
4. When the drawing is complete, all the lines are traced with a black Sharpie marker and the shapes are colored in with crayon.
Thanks so much to Keana A., a 1st grader who let me share her drawing. Can you tell she comes from an artistic family?

One Response

  1. 3D Drawing Pad

    Very abstract painting, nice colors too! Would love to hang this in the office.

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