Since it is Easter week, I thought we would walk through the steps of a direct drawing. A directed drawing is showing your child step-by-step how to draw a specific picture. This helps with the concept of drawing, but even more important following directions and listening.
The best way to do this is to draw with your child while explaining the steps. (you can see each step numbered in the picture below)
You will need a pencil, paper, dark marker, crayons
- hold the paper tall and thin (portrait)
- draw a large circle towards the bottom of the page
- at the top left of the circle draw a low rainbow line going towards the left side of the paper
- curve the line back in towards itself, but do not connect it back
- go back to the circle, under your first line, draw another curved line out until it connects with the inward curve of the first line.
- now we will work on the other ear, on the right side of the top of the circle draw an upward line with a slight right curve
- go back to the circle and move right again, draw a mirrored line to the one you just drew so they connect together
- on the right ear, draw a tall skinny rainbow line inside the other line
- on the left ear, draw a line from the end of your first curve to the circle, then draw a mirror line just below this to the curved line
- now draw the facial features
- draw two circles for eyes
- draw a small “u” connected by a straight line for the nose
- draw a smile line under the nose
- connect the smile and the nose with a straight line.
- draw whiskers
- Now have your child draw over all the pencil lines with a marker or black crayon (we say this is making your coloring book lines) [see top photo]
- Now the fun begins… color! don’t forget to give your picture a background