Syllabus

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Beginning Drawing Syllabus

The first unit of study in the “Art 4 Home School” course is Beginning Drawing… this includes pencil, ink, and colored pencil.

Yes, I know that markers, pastels, craypas, and chalks are all drawing media as well, but we’ll cover these in the Advanced Drawing lessons.

We will also cover the seven elements of the visual arts, and the color wheel, and color schemes.


Art Supplies Needed

Drawing Pencil Set                                     Pink Eraser

White Eraser                                                Kneaded Eraser

Drawing Pad                                                Black Felt Tip Pen

Crayola Colored Pencil Set                       Blending Stomps or Tortillions

12” Ruler


Lesson Curriculum

 

1. Contour (Outline) Drawing – Pencil

Assignments

Basic Shapes Handout

3 Contour Drawings – Pencil

Draw 3 different contour pencil drawings, each from a different genre (subject area) such as landscape, person, still life, animal, etc.


2. Contour Drawing – Ink

 Assignments

Complete 2 contour ink drawings

Bonus Assignment – Scratch Art Drawing

Learn the steps to best complete the contour ink drawings:

  1. Select a quality idea for your art work
  2. Sketching lightly… lay out the basic shapes of the subject
  3. Continue the drawing by refining the contours of the subject
  4. Ink the drawing with a black felt tip pen
  5. Let ink dry and then erase any remaining pencil lines

3. Line and Tone Drawings – Pencil

  Assignments

Pencil Shading – Handout

Choose 1 line and tone drawing handout… 3 to choose from

Complete 2 line and tone drawings

 

Learn the steps to best complete the contour ink drawings:

  1. Sketching lightly… lay out the basic shapes of the subject
  2. Continue the drawing by refining the contours of the subject
  3. Use pencil to develop tone (shading)… try to include at two different degrees of shading
  4. Blend shading with blending stump or tortillion
  5. Darken your contour lines with pencil
  6. Clean up any unwanted construction lines with white eraser

4. Line and Tone Drawings – Ink & Pencil

  Assignments

Choose 1 line and tone drawing handout… 3 to choose from

Complete 2 inked line and tone drawings

 

Learn the steps to best complete the contour ink drawings:

  1. Sketching lightly… lay out the basic shapes of the subject
  2. Continue the drawing by refining the contours of the subject
  3. Use pencil to develop tone (shading)… try to include at two different degrees of shading
  4. Blend shading with blending stomp or tortillion
  5. Ink your contour lines with a black felt tip pen
  6. Clean up any unwanted construction lines with white eraser

5. Color Wheel – Color Theory

  Assignments

  1. Color Wheel handout in colored pencil
  2. Color mixing and color theory handout

Color Scheme Worksheets – Complete 4 coloring sheets, one for each of the following color schemes:

Complementary (Opposites) Color Scheme

Analogous (Neighboring) Color Scheme

Triad Color Scheme

Monochromatic


 6. Line and Color Drawings – Ink and Colored Pencil

  Assignments

Choose 1 ink and color drawing handout… 3 to choose from

Complete 2 ink and colored pencil drawings

Learn the steps to best complete the ink and color drawings:

  1. Sketching lightly… lay out the basic shapes of the subject
  2. Continue the drawing by refining the contours of the subject
  3. Use colored pencil to develop color tone (shading)…
  4. Ink your drawing with black felt tip pen
  5. Clean up any unwanted pencil construction lines with white eraser

7. Cartooning – Single Frame Cartoon

 Assignments

Complete 1 single frame black and white cartoon

Learn the steps to best complete the black and white cartoon:

  1. Draw your cartoon’s frames (if any)
  2. Sketching lightly… lay out the basic shapes of the cartoon
  3. Continue the drawing by refining the contours of the cartoon characters, background, etc.
  4. DRAW in your lettering text (if any)
  5. Ink your entire cartoon, lettering included, with black felt tip pen
  6. Clean up any unwanted pencil construction lines with white eraser
  7. Add pencil or colored pencil shading (as wanted)

 


8. Cartooning – Comic Strip

Complete 1 cartoon strip (Black & White OR Color)

Learn the steps to best complete the cartoon strip:

  1. Draw your cartoon’s frames (if any)
  2. Sketching lightly… lay out the basic shapes of the cartoon characters, background, etc.
  3. Continue the drawing by refining the contours of the cartoon characters, background, etc.
  4. Draw in your text balloons (if any)
  5. DRAW in your lettering text (if any)
  6. Ink your entire cartoon, lettering included, with black felt tip pen
  7. Clean up any unwanted pencil construction lines with white eraser
  8. Add shading with pencil or colored pencil

9. Shaded Pencil Drawing

Complete 1 fully shaded pencil drawing on Stippled Drawing Paper

Learn the steps to best complete the shaded pencil drawing:

  1. Lay out your basic shapes of the subject on “bond” paper
  2. Transfer sketch onto final drawing paper by making a graphite transfer
  3. Continue the drawing by refining the contours of the subject
  4. Begin to develop your pencil shading, starting with the lightest shades first… work across the entire drawing, not just in one area
  5. Continue to refine your shaded areas… focus on creating contrast between each shaded area… don’t allow the drawing to become “muddy” (all shading is the same… no contrast … no variation in tone)… Develop shadows, reflections, etc. to bring life to your drawing
  6. Clean up any unwanted pencil construction lines with white eraser

10. Shaded Colored Pencil Drawing

Complete 1 fully shaded colored pencil drawing on colored drawing paper

Learn the steps to best complete the shaded colored pencil drawing:

  1. Lay out your basic shapes of the subject on “bond” paper
  2. Transfer sketch onto final drawing paper by making a graphite transfer
  3. Continue the drawing by refining the contours of the subject
  4. Begin to develop your colored pencil shading, starting with the lightest shades first… work across the entire drawing, not just in one area
  5. If wanted, select a specific color scheme for your drawing
  6. Remember the principles of the color wheel when mixing colors
  7. Continue to refine your shaded areas… focus on creating contrast between each shaded area… don’t allow the drawing to become “muddy” (all shading is the same… no contrast … no variation in tone)… Develop shadows, reflections, etc. to bring life to your drawing

Art Supplies Needed (with Photos)

Drawing Pencil Set

Hobby Lobby $4.99

Drawing Pencil Set

 

Pink Eraser

Hobby Lobby $1.19

 Pink Eraser

 

Blum White Eraser

Hobby Lobby $1.29

Blum White Eraser

 

Magic Rub White Eraser

Staples $3.99

Magic Rub Erasers

 

Kneaded Eraser

Hobby Lobby $1.99

Kneaded Eraser

 

Drawing Pad

Walmart $8.97

Drawing Pad

 

Flair Black Felt Tip Pen

Staples $8.99

Flair Black Felt Tip Pen

 

Sharpie Black Felt Tip Pen

Walmart $1.84

Sharpie Black Felt Tip Pen Fine Point

 

Crayola Colored Pencil Setv

Walmart $1.84

Crayola 12 ct. Colored Pencils

 

Blending Stumps

Hobby Lobby $3.99

Blending Stumps

 

Blending Tortillions

Hobby Lobby $1.99

 Blending Tortillions

 

12” Ruler

Walmart $2.42

12" Ruler