- 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
- 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.
in a One-Point Perspective by Harold
- 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
Cartoons Theme Page at Community Learning
- 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)
- 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
- 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.
Rose Shows You...
- 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
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!, &
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
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
- 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
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
in a One-Point Perspective and
Drawing. Then start by drawing a
building, street scene, or object in
- Website By Kids For Kids
to Draw (1999 Silver Medal ThinkQuest Junior
- Learn how to draw with step by step
instructions, share art ideas with others, or play
POV-Ray Tutorial (1996 ThinkQuest
- 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
- More Drawing Websites
Mike's Wacky World of Illustration
- 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.
Art at Sanford
- Then this is a great place for activities,
techniques and inspiration!
Art Wow! (High school and adult)
- Here are advanced lessons for drawing.
- Click on a part of the face for drawing
- Here you get information about linear
perspective, shading, and composition.
Your House at @rtSparkers
- 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
- Other ArtSparker Drawing
- 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
Kistler's Imagination Station
- 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
- 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
Drawing Lessons - Introduction from The Draw
- Here are three lessons on foreshortening,
shading, and surface.
- Take a look at all the lessons posted here,
then make your own rain-forest scene.
- Websites for Teachers
Lessons at Kinder Art - Art
- Here are lots of lesson plans for art,
- Here are great ideas and plans for drawing
Art for Kids
- Teaching drawing skills.
Drawing by Madeline Buonagurio (Grade
- 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
- 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)
- 5) Sketchbook Ideas for High School
- 6) Progressive Drawing by Carole Neff (G9-12)
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Update by Nancy