Kim & Karen 2 Soul Sisters

Kim & Karen 2 Soul Sisters

Friday, August 12, 2022

Faux Lined Paper Illusion Drawings that I LOVE for Grades 6-12!


Cool, right? I found this project on a blog and fell in love with it.  My middle school students struggled a little with the project, but I am blaming it on the end of the year.  Have a look and I'll put more details at the end of the art!


















Click HERE to see the handout!  I adapted the handout for my teaching needs.  

If the handout does not work, try copy and pasting the information below!

Middle School-Notebook Drawings 

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quick guide 

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Draw an object (lightly) with all details. Do not shade. 

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Fill in the negative space with lines - connect the marks from both edges of the page. 

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Connect "broken" lines with curves, that follow the form of the object. 

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When you have multiple forms in a row - draw curves for each form. 

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Complete the lines. 

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Shade 

 

 

details 

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Draw with fine lines. 

Add enough details to make the drawing interesting. 

Connect the marks with a ruler. Fill in only negative space - don't draw them through the object. 

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Connect broken lines with curves, that follow the form of your object. 

Make sure these curves start and end on the same line. 

 

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Picture each form in your head. 

Think how a line would wrap around it. 

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Think of a light source position. 

Shade according to chiaroscuro pattern. 

Use only small strokes. Shade lightly, build up the value layer by layer. 

To make the lightest part "pop" - shade lightly some of the flat background areas next to the highlights. 

 

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Use a tortillon (paper stump) to blend the pencil marks. 

Use circular motions. 

Do not press hard - you don't want to push graphite into the paper - you want to keep it on the surface for easy blending. 

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Add drop shadows. 

Remember: drop shadows are darker than the darkest part of an object. 


💙, 1965

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