Title: Drawing Dot
Artist: Kim Newall
Ages: Kindergarten up
Objectives:
1) To encourage children to create a simple cartoon character to express their delightful imaginations and share themselves with others.
2) To use these characters as a vehicle to learn the following drawing skills:
• Shading
• Overlapping
And the following concepts:
• Light source
• Shadows
• Highlights
• Use of combined shapes to construct a form ( in this case Dot)
• Expression
Description: Beginning with a circle, simple features are added to the face to create expression. Triangle, rectangles, and ovals are combined into the overall character. A background line is added to demonstrate overlapping to show depth in the picture plane. A light source (the sun) is placed in the upper right corner and the circle body is shaded on the opposite side. Finally a shadow is drawn on the ground extending into the foreground.
Vocabulary:
Shape words: Circle, triangle, rectangle, oval, sphere
Overlapping
Light source
Shading
Shadow
Highlight
Components of the picture plane: background, middle ground, and foreground
Materials: Paper, pencil

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