The Topic: 
Drawing


Easier - People use a tool like a pencil, crayon or chalk to draw a picture, an image, or a likeness. The act of making the picture is called drawing. A picture made by drawing with a tool is also called a drawing.
 
Harder - Drawing is the act of making a design or image. Drawings can be made for artistic or technical purposes. A technical drawing shows how an object should look, how it will be put together, or how it looks from different directions. An artistic drawing can be made as a preliminary step for a finished artwork, as a piece of art itself, or as information for future use.
 
Artists may draw with chalk, charcoal, crayon, pen and ink, or pencil. Sometimes they scratch drawings into a surface. Almost any surface can be used for drawing.
 
 
Drawing in a One-Point Perspective by Harold Olejarz 
http://www.olejarz.com/arted/perspective/
This site has step-by-step instructions for drawing objects in one-point perspective with tons of drawings and illustrations.
Other Sites on Perspective Drawing:
2) Perspective http://www.homeschoolarts.com/per-l1-1.htm
2) Perspective Drawing http://forum.swarthmore.edu/sum95/math_and/perspective/perspect.html
 
Drawing Cartoons Theme Page at Community Learning Network 
http://www.cln.org/themes/cartoons.html
This "Theme Page" has lots of links to information about drawing cartoons.
Other Cartooning Websites:
2) Caricature Zone http://www.magixl.com/heads/intro.html
3) Chunky Monkey's Rain Forest Friends from cartoonist Pauline Comanor http://www.chunkymonkey.com/rainforest/rainforest.htm
4) Draw and Color with Uncle Fred
(Fred Lasswell, artist/writer of the comic strip Barney Google and Snuffy Smith)
http://www.unclefred.com/
5) How to Draw http://www.slylockfox.com/how_draw.html
6) Learn How To Draw With Gary Harbo! http://www.garyharbo.com/activity.html
 
Kidzdraw 
http://www.kidzdraw.com/
Get out your paintbrush or crayons and get ready to be inspired! You'll find information on illustrators, drawing tips, and samples of artwork from kids of all ages.
 
Mrs. Rose Shows You... Drawing! 
http://home.neb.rr.com/monarchrose/drawing.htm
Everyone can learn to draw! And everyone can learn to draw better! The most important trick to learning to draw well is to learn to look....really look, and see the shapes and lines that make up the object that you want to put down on paper.
 
After visiting several of the drawing websites, complete at one or more of the following activities. Remember, it is fun to display, show and share your finished work with someone.
 
Draw a Picture Online. Go to You Draw and create your own picture.
 
Make a Drawing. Start with one drawing. Start with online lessons at sites like Mrs. Rose Shows You... Drawing!, & Mark Kistler's Imagination Station. Or you can select your own subject; is it a person, an object, or an animal? Then consider the composition, how your drawing will look? Select the tools that you will use to make this drawing. Have fun!
 
Go On An Adventure of Looking. Take the Art Safari and explore animals and art (Museum of Modern Art, NY). Choose one of the artworks to begin. Questions will guide you to write a story about what you see. Look for clues that help you figure out what's happening in the artwork. Draw your own pictures.
 
Keep a Sketchbook. Keep a sketchbook and add drawings to the book. You could start by drawing your favorite things, that could be people, places, things. What type of drawings do you like best? Do a series of drawings that are all of the same subject. Consider drawing animals, pets, wildlife. Try your hand at doing close-up detailed drawings. Another subject to try would be architecture: homes, buildings, historic buildings, dream homes, etc. Maybe you would prefer drawing your own original cartoons.
 
Make Your Own Cave Drawings. Ancient cave art has been found in many locations around the world including The Cave of Lascaux and Chauvet-Pont-d'Arc Cave. Using chalk or colored pencils, make your own 'cave drawings.' Use a large sheet of paper , posterboard or other suitable surface for your cave walls.
 
Make a Perspective Drawing. If you need to learn more about perspective drawing techniques, go to websites like Drawing in a One-Point Perspective and Perspective Drawing. Then start by drawing a building, street scene, or object in perspective.
 
Website By Kids For Kids
Learn to Draw (1999 Silver Medal ThinkQuest Junior Project) 
http://tqjunior.advanced.org/5794/
Learn how to draw with step by step instructions, share art ideas with others, or play some games.
 
Online POV-Ray Tutorial (1996 ThinkQuest Project) 
http://library.thinkquest.org/3285/
Ray-tracing involves using a computer to create visual art by creating a description of an object or scene that is mathematically converted into a picture.
 
More Drawing Websites
Big Mike's Wacky World of Illustration 
http://www.geocities.com/~mirvin1129/
If you're a kid or just think like one, you probably like to draw. But drawing is not just about making cool marks on paper. Drawing is many things like observation, thinking, feeling, and perception. Illustration takes the act of drawing to another level--visual communication.
 
Create Art at Sanford 
http://www.sanford-artedventures.com/create/create.html
Then this is a great place for activities, techniques and inspiration!
 
Drawing Art Wow! (High school and adult) 
http://www.art-wow.com/HTML/drawing.html
Here are advanced lessons for drawing.
 
Drawing Tips
http://www.mbd2.com/dtips.htm
Click on a part of the face for drawing tips.
 
Drawing Subjects 
http://www2.evansville.edu/studiochalkboard/draw.html
Here you get information about linear perspective, shading, and composition.
 
Draw Your House at @rtSparkers 
http://www.arts.ufl.edu/art/rt_room/sparkers/house/house.html
Houses have lots of interesting shapes to see and draw. In this activity, you will get to draw a picture of where you live, neither in a house or an apartment building.
Other ArtSparker Drawing Activities:
2) Portrait of Your Family http://www.arts.ufl.edu/art/rt_room/sparkers/family/family.html
2) Give Yourself a Hand http://www.arts.ufl.edu/art/rt_room/sparkers/hand/hand.html
 
Mark Kistler's Imagination Station 
http://www.draw3d.com/lessons.htm
Whether you're a Genius Student (all students are geniuses),a Parent/Teacher/Hero (all parents and teachers are heroes), or a Grown Up who's always wanted to learn (everybody can learn how to draw).
 
Janet Stevens 
http://www.janetstevens.com/
This website features things illustrator Janet Stevens likes to draw (High Heels) and animals (Pigs and Cats). It also includes "page histories" from Shoe Town. The first one is called 'Drawing From Props.'
 
Online Drawing Lessons - Introduction from The Draw Squad 
http://www.drawsquad.com/lessons/index.html
Here are three lessons on foreshortening, shading, and surface.
 
Rain-forest Drawing Lessons 
http://www.chunkymonkey.com/murals/murallessons.htm
Take a look at all the lessons posted here, then make your own rain-forest scene.
 
Websites for Teachers
Art Lessons at Kinder Art - Art Ecucation 
http://www.kinderart.com/sitemap.shtm
Here are lots of lesson plans for art, including drawing.
 
Drawing at KinderArt 
http://www.kinderart.com/drawing/index.html
Here are great ideas and plans for drawing projects.
 
Everyday Art for Kids
http://www.everydayart.com/draw.html
Teaching drawing skills.
 
Figure Drawing by Madeline Buonagurio (Grade 2) 
http://www.princetonol.com/groups/iad/lessons/elem/elem43.html
This is a culminating activity for a figure drawing unit. The children have already created gesture and contour drawings.
Other Drawing Lessons at Artswire:
2) Y Tree Drawing by Ned Fox (Grade 4-6)http://www.princetonol.com/groups/iad/lessons/elem/elem18.html
3) Line and Pattern Study by Teri Schlotman (Grade 4-5) http://www.princetonol.com/groups/iad/lessons/elem/elem20.html
4) Self - Portrait by Judith Walsh (Grade K-5) http://www.princetonol.com/groups/iad/lessons/elem/elem42.html
5) Sketchbook Ideas for High School http://www.princetonol.com/groups/iad/lessons/high/sketchbookHS.html
6) Progressive Drawing by Carole Neff (G9-12) http://www.princetonol.com/groups/iad/lessons/high/high12.html

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Created by Annette Lamb and Larry Johnson, 1/99. Update 02/01. Update by Nancy Smith 9/02