Friday, June 02, 2017

Observational Drawing: Grades Two and Three, Drawing from the Model


Students in all grades practice drawing from people from observation each year, as people can be very challenging and an important subject within works of art. Drawing from complicated poses help students to understand how shapes and forms within the human body relate to each other in a drawing, as well as in reality. The most thrilling part for most students is the opportunity to pose voluntarily for their fellow classmates. This is also an important part of understanding the artist's process and a chance to experience the other side of life drawing, from the model's perspective. 
Before beginning, students are reminded to approach the drawing in the same manner as drawing anything else from observation, particularly inanimate objects which students find infinitely easier to examine. Students were reminded to draw only what they saw in the pose from their specific viewpoint, giving careful consideration to shapes, lines and textures as they appeared.