I drew the information on the white board and they drew it on a page in their sketchbook.
drawing people in our October Class. We started with some mix and match parts, talked about how placement and size of these parts can change the entire drawing. I challenged the girls to try all kinds of bunnies - big head/small body, small head/big body, big ear, small ears, etc., etc., etc.
We got some wonderful bunny drawings that I unfortunately was so busy admiring I forgot to take pictures of. But trust me, these girls produced some amazing, fun, creative and sweet drawings!
We also used this page from Illustration School: Let's Draw Cute Animals by Sachiko Umoto. (I adore this book and would recommend it to anyone interested in drawing. Sachiko's books are beautiful and lyrical and simple, yet also elegant. I have all three of her drawing books. I'm a huge fan!)
Next we moved onto drawing a more realistic bunny. I used THIS excellent step by step tutorial from idrawgirls (I've included a picture of it below because parents be warned that the idrawgirls site has some mature content. This bunny page is rated G, but the rest of the site may not be!).
I drew with them on the whiteboard. Before we even drew one line for this bunny, though, we reviewed drawing lightly. I had the girls draw a circle at the top of their page. And then a lighter one. And then an even lighter one. This way they were reminded about a soft touch and a light pencil mark as some of the lines would be erased at the end. We struggled to find a good description of the head shape and came up with "slightly smashed gumdrop". This seemed to help them make that first mark on the page.
See you next month!