8. Close-up Perspective Drawing
12 x 18 cartridge drawing paper, small object such as a cell phone, ipod, stapler, wallet, etc., 4B drawing pencil, gel pens or fine markers.
On the drawing paper, draw in pencil the object representing their father in a very large size. Try to make it look 3 dimensional. Use 1 point perspective in this drawing.
Then draw tiny people crawling all over the object. There should be at least 15 people.
The people can be of the same theme. For example, all the little people could be carpenters in overalls and yellow hard hats, working on a large camera. Some can be on a scaffold cleaning the lens, some walking on top of it and some on a scaffold built beside it.
Outline the people, but not the object, in fine markers or gel pens so that they stand out.
Hints and Tips:
The people should be in enough detail so that you can tell if they are a boy or girl, with a hair color and face details. They should not be stick people. They should be wearing clothes and using simple objects such as a skateboard, skis, climbing ropes if climbing all over a hiking boot.
The object should be drawn with enough detail so that it is obvious what it is. For example, if drawing a watch, the numbers should be visible.
The object should be something the father uses such as a golf club, cell phone or running shoe. Have the students draw the object in the room rather than from memory.
Draw the object realistically. Do not put doors and windows in a drawing of a shoe. The little people should be crawling under and over it so that you can see the parts of the shoe. They can be wrapped around the shoe lace, for example.