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Essential and elementary lessons on learning how to draw for 9-14year olds


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imgLESSON - PERSPECTIVE NINE - SHADOWS 2

TIME:
Allow 40 min

 

Aim:
To learn how to plot shadows on differing surfaces. Here we shall plot and draw the shadow of a ladder leaning against a wall.

 

Materials:
The sketch pad,
HB pencil, ruler.

 

To Begin revise: Method of introducing light source and estimating its ground position. Ask which way the shadow should be directed, forward or back.

 

Construct margin and title box on a new page then:

 

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b) Construct the simple corner of a room using a CVP.

 

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c) This 'oblique' line will represent one runner of the ladder. Call it 'ab'

 

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d) 'cd' is parallel to 'ab'. Construct as shown with lines to VP.

 

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e) Add the ladder 'rungs' and firm them in.

 

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f) Establish the light source - drop to floor and construct shadow lines as demonstrated above.

 

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g) This diagram shows the method of constructing a shadow cast by one of the 'rungs.'

 

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h) Shade in the shadow 'freehand' as shown.

 

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i) Complete the shadow and add other appropiate details

 

Home study :
Experiment, add other objects ... a bucket on the floor and its shadow.

 

 

LESSON - PERSPECTIVE NINE - SHADOWS 2

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