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ERIC Number: EJ874449
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Mar
Pages: 1
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0004-3931
Figure Drawing
Herberholz, Barbara
Arts & Activities, v147 n2 p14 Mar 2010
The figure has "figured" prominently in the choice of subject matter for many artists throughout history. Whether they may choose to depict it in an abstract or expressive form, most artists are quite capable of realistic portrayals of the human form. And all people know that one of the very first drawings made by young children is a symbol for the figure. Seen first is the very familiar "head-feet" representation. As children emerge from the symbol stage, they want to make more realistic drawings and make comments such as, "It doesn't look right" or "I can't draw." This article presents some tried-and-true aids to help children make figure drawings with which they are satisfied, and that encourage them to continue drawing. All of these suggestions assist the student in learning to see and observe accurately. Continued practice with figure-drawing activities will result in happier students, as they look at their work and see that it actually "looks right."
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Language: English
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