Tuesday, May 19, 2015

How-to-Draw: Lighthouse

This project idea was found on artprojectsforkids.com
I am posting this for use in the art camps that I am teaching this summer. 
Parents, please take a look at some of the projects your kids will be or have been doing in camp! They may even want to use these templates to teach you or their siblings what they have learned.

How-to-Draw: Lighthouse 

  • Bristol or Drawing paper
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Markers/Colored pencils 

Step 1: Using a ruler, divide your paper into four equal sections. This will make it easier to tell where to draw each element of the picture. Then, draw the top of the light house in the center of the top of your paper. It is essentially a small oval on top of a triangle with a curved bottom.  

Step 2: Draw two straight lines extending from the bottom corners of the triangle and connect them at the bottom with a curved line. Draw a grid inside this new shape. 

Step 3: For this new shape, think about drawing the top of a can. Like before, draw two lines extending below the top and connect with a curved line. In this shape, the base is narrower than the top. Then draw vertical lines on the side. 

Step 4: Starting at the bottom corners of the can shape, draw two lines extending diagonally toward the bottom corners of the paper. Connect them with a curved line at the bottom. 

Step 5: Add a background! What is near your lighthouse? There is probably some water! Are there boats in the water? People on the land? A plane in the air? Flowers growing? Is there a pattern on your lighthouse? Is the sun shining or is it raining? Is it day or night? Add as much detail as you can! The more detail you add, the better you communicate your message and ideas to the viewer. Once you've finished drawing, you may decide to add color. 

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