The Teen Draw class focused on a Medieval theme this past fall. We did three projects in the 6 week class. Here's a look at each one and a few of the concepts the kids worked on.
"Corvin's Castle" in Graphite pencilThis castle was quite complicated. It is found in Romania and I was able to get some great photographs of it while I visited there back in May. We discovered that drawing from a photograph is not always great because of weird skewing and 3 point perspective that happens when you take pictures of architecture. So we had to flatten out the parts of the castle that were skewed and learn about 3 D shapes that the castle is made up of. After a contour line drawing then we started adding shading, concentrating on 3 or 4 values and keeping the shading consistent. We could of spent another 2 weeks on this project but the kids were ready to move on after a few sessions! Very intense work for this age group! They did a great job.
"Knights in pen"
First we drew "circle person" to learn how to draw a person with the correct proportions. Then the kids were able to design their own knights armour. Finally some of the kids chose to use pen to finish off those fun details.
"Dragon Scratch Art"We went over some great techniques for drawing dragons such as legs, arms, muscles, wings etc. If you want a terrific book on this, check out: "Dragonart Evolution, How to Draw Everything Dragon" by J Peffer. The kids at this point were ready to create their own styles of dragons.
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