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|Elementary Perspective: Lesson 6B|
|Time:||Allow 60-80min - this is the second part of the double lesson|
|Aim:||To introduce the freehand method and techinque for the construction of curves and use this to complete our room interior.|
Construct margin and title box on a new page then:
a) construct a 75mm (3") square as shown
b) draw the diagonal a-b and without measurement divide into four equal parts.
c) draw a 45 degree tangent through the 3/4 division as shown and lightly sketch the freehand curve. The curve actually cuts the diagonal just below the three quarter mark and above the two thirds point. The students should be encouraged to draw the curve so it 'looks right'
d) when drawing the curve keep the hand on the inside of the curve. This may necessitate keeping the hand still and moving the paper as demonstrated above.
e) construct the square as shown and turn the page upside down to sketch the opposite curve
f) complete the whole circle lightly and make adjustments where necessary
g) practice circles of differing sizes, label and turn back to interior of room (add two or three more for homework)
Return to previous page of room interior ...
h) using the method learnt construct the three arched portals and firm them in
i) draw a light rectangle around the portals to make a wall and firm in. Using light lines from the CVP draw the ceiling
I have used part of a 'masterpiece' by a well known, if slightly eratic and unreliable, individual.
Finally the students can shade the walls, add a painting or two, a sid door etc. The teacher will find the it is useful to balance the dicipline of the method with the freedom to work within.
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