For this activity, we will be cutting a magazine page into pieces and drawing parts of the image!
-magazine pages or print an image
-cotton swab or blending stump
1. Flip through a magazine and cut out a page with an image you would like to draw. Or you can print an image from the internet. You don’t have to end up drawing everything on the page. For example if you can just draw the face or animal on the page and not the background.
2. Once you have found a page, use a ruler and scissors to cut it into one inch strips.
3. Lay the strips out. Then remove every other strip. Glue the strips to cardstock or paper. Make sure there is an inch between each strip. Make sure to keep the omitted strips to keep as reference.
4. When the glue is dry, you can start drawing! Draw onto the paper in between the strips.
To start, use soft pressure to create light pencil marks. It will be easier to erase this way. Sketch in the outline and then fill it in. Work in soft layers, building up the shading. Refer to the omitted strips while drawing. For shading, softly fill in the area you want to be shaded.
Then you can use a blending stump, cotton swab, or even paper towel wrapped around your finger to smudge out the pencil.
Keep your pencil sharp for fine details like eye lashes or hair strokes.
Remember to take your time and work slowly!
Here is an example of an animal image!