Nov 29, 2012

Gingerbread Man

My graphic design days taught me that simple shapes take on much more interest when cropped or positioned in unusual ways.
1. Start with a white cardstock paper and a 4" circle for the G. man’s face. Place it in the center, somewhat near the top and trace. A simple body is drawn under it, tilted to the side of the paper, with face and buttons, etc.
2. When the drawing was complete, all the lines were traced with a black Sharpie marker.
3. The G. man was colored in with oil pastels. Older students added slight shadows to some of the decorations with a gray pastel.

2 comments:

Ismail N said...

OMG! Gingerbread Man.. It is so cute Kathy. Love it.

Kari said...

Drawing the man was very hard for my children. So, I printed the website image, then enlarged it 300% to make a cardstock template of the body for the 10 and 7 year olds. All ages were able to add the face, buttons, and scarf on their own. They drew and colored on blank cardstock greeting cards and colored with markers. This was hard, even for the 13 year old. We drew this again, which was easier, then colored with oil patels which was very successful. I do not recommend the markers. Even though the drawing process was challenging, the coloring and the final results caused all the children to smile.