How to teach children to draw a portrait
Creating a portrait - one of the most difficult areas in the drawing. To him it is to start after the child has mastered the image of different shapes, learn to identify the scope of the subject with the help of light and shade. Work on the portrait will require your help and tips.
You will need:
- paper; - Simple pencil; - Eraser; - Colour pencils; - Pastel.
Instruction how to teach children to draw a portrait
Put sitter on a high chair so that his face was falling light. In the background should be placed plain background muted colors or white. So it will be easier to focus on the face.
Explain to your child that everyone has their own individual features. One big eyes, full lips of another, someone hooked nose. It is important to notice it and try to pass on the portrait, while only drawing on paper will be similar to the original.
Attach a large sheet of paper on an easel or other flat surface. Tell your child how to choose the right song. If you're going to paint a portrait, it is not necessary to represent only one head. It is necessary to show the neck and hair, as well as the collar and optionally a fragment of clothing. So the work will look harmonious and complete. To preview the picture have a child a pencil medium soft to in case of an error, the line could easily erase eraser. Find the center of the composition, follow a vertical line. The horizontal lines mark the upper boundary of the head and bottom. Note the shape of the human child's head, which you draw. Try to represent it in the form of a thin line of an oval. Then mark the hair and neck.
Proceed to the drawing the parts of the face - nose, mouth, eyes, eyebrows. This requires auxiliary lines. In their application remind the child that he was constantly looking at the nature and as accurately as possible transferred to the paper facial proportions. Spend the top line, which should be located at the level of eyebrows. Below mark the two lines indicating the location of the eyes. The next line will mark the lower border of the nose. Then three lines mark the lips. Once you have had a child with facial markings, start drawing the individual parts. Start with the eyes, then go to the nose and lips. Do not forget to draw the eyebrows.
Go to the more detailed study of hair and fragments of clothing. Do not pick out all of the hair is enough to note the individual strands. Indicate below the minor details, such as earrings, necklaces, sunglasses, hair clips on hair. After the drawing is ready, once again carefully check all the proportions and erase eraser auxiliary lines.
Proceed to portrait painting. For children with pencils work best or soft pastels. Start with minor details, then go to the principal. To acquired image volume, mark the light and shadows. Try to work color on the surface of the whole portrait, or preoccupation with one piece will lead to disunity with the rest. The main part of the portraits must be clearly legible and minor, such as a collar, and locks in the background should be shaded. Do not forget to remind the child that he often got up from the place and looked at the figure by comparing it with the original. So it will be easier to see the mistakes and correct them.