In the next five weeks we’re going to start with some simple shapes, how to draw them and how to use them to make fun drawings.
The 5 shapes we’ll talk about are cylinder, cube, cone, sphere, and a squiggly-shape! We’ll learn the very basics and have fun adding our own twists!
We’re not going into any geometry, just using the shapes to start our drawings.
REMEMBER to use a whisper line, this is important because if you use a very light (whisper-line) it’ll be much easier to erase and clean up your drawing.
Here’s how you make a cylinder, start with an oval and follow these steps, you can add a shadow, or shading:
…and if you’re having a tough time getting a good oval try this: make two dots and connect them like the drawing below with even curves, and then drop your lines and add the bottom curve.
Here’s some of my sketches that I drew from cylinders:
I can hear those gears in your head churning….I would LOVE to see some of your ideas and drawings! Please send a PHOTO and we can share it in the gallery. Send to: [email protected]