Tuesday, March 1, 2011

3-D gesture drawing: foil figures

Fourth graders are enjoying warming up their drawing skills using gesture drawing to quickly capture the movement and position of a figure.  Now we are taking it a step further by forming these gestures three-dimensionally, using aluminum foil.  After bunching and bending the foil into the desired position, we traced a shadow and glued the figures in front.  It was a fun way to broaden our figure drawing skills.

sketching 30 second poses from a mannequin

forming the figure


  1. I love the way the shadows give the figures a playful quality!!

  2. The foil figures, what a great idea.
    Great lesson to teach body movement


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