Title: Scientific Drawing
Artist: Kim Newall
Ages: First grade and up
Objective: To draw natural objects accurately.
Description:
Drawing a natural object such as a sunflower accurately begins with a light sketch of the different parts of the flower in proportion to one another. In addition to the center circle and layers of petals, the negative shapes that surround each petal also provide visual information to achieve an accurate drawing.
Vocabulary:
Sketching
Realistic
Overlapping
Precision
Accuracy
Proportion
Concentric circles
Negative space
Shading position
Contrast

Materials: Paper, pencil, natural object

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