It is very difficult for some people to fixseen on a sheet of paper and convey the shape and orientation in the space of the object. For this, there are special drawing techniques that allow you to look at the object in a different way, to understand what elements it consists of. This system of perception is very useful for children. If you teach the child to understand the structure of the picture and stage-by-stage transfer of the image to the canvas, eventually another completely spatial thinking will be developed. In the framework of this article, we will figure out how to draw an elephant with pencils.
It is necessary to create a workplace so that nothing hinders. The image of the training picture should always be in front of your eyes, so that at any time you can compare your drawing with the diagram.
For the whole work you will need:
Ensure the work surface is a good sourcelight, so as not to strain your eyes. Color pencils should be chosen soft, it will be easier to stroke when filling with color. If everything is ready for work, then you can proceed.
In order not to spoil the picture, it is desirablemake thin, barely noticeable lines. If necessary, they can always be corrected with an eraser. All stages of drawing are carried out in simple pencil, except for coloring and giving the figure of volume a technique of shadows. How to draw an elephant in pencil in stages, is depicted in the following illustration.
Draw an elephant, like any other animal, is not difficult if you divide the shape of the body with geometric contours. So it's easier not to make a mistake in the proportions of the body.
How to draw an elephant so that it looks likereal? Applying the technique of shadows. To start, we shade the whole body of an elephant with a light gray color. Imagine that the light on the elephant falls from the top in the left part of the picture. Then everything that is located in the illuminated zone will remain light gray, and what is removed will be in the shade. Then we will give accents in the form of a saturated gray color in places of blackouts: behind the ear, in the cervical region. In order to convey the roundness of the shape along the edge of the darkened zone, we also stroke with a darker color: the inner part of the trunk, the bottom of the abdomen and the leg. Fill in the elements of the environment: blue sky, greenery, and earth.
By this technology all animals are drawn, forchild is a simple way to understand the stages of drawing. The development of visual-spatial representations plays a big role in the development of the child and allows one to train artistic abilities. Gradually you need to complicate the technique of drawing, from simple pictures you should move on to more complex ones. The top of the skill is drawing the animal in motion.