|An adjustable life-sized person in proportion|
Goodness, the thought of drawing people can be daunting. The first unit in fourth grade is all about drawing people … in proportion! A lot of students have found comfort in drawing stick figures, but in art class we learn to break down the average person into basic shapes. Students also found out many “tricks” to make a person in proportion. Did you know that your elbow is at the same level as your belly button? Or, the very tips of your fingers reach mid-thigh? We also observed and drew people by measuring in “head lengths.” Fourth graders have been doing a fabulous job so far. These people are IN PROGRESS, meaning they will look a lot more like people when we go over how to add clothing, hair, and details. Take a look below at some of the people “beginnings” below, and keep an eye out to see how we improve in the next few weeks.