Students will learn about a principles of perspective: things look large when close and small when far away.
Students will create foreground, background, and eye level in a seascape.
Students will draw multiple views of the same subject.
Read the book Gulls…Gulls…Gulls… by Gail Gibbons to the students.
Compare illustrations of what seagulls look like from different views: close up, far away, front, and side.
Demonstrate how to draw different views of a seagull to the students. Use realistic photograph references or illustrations from the book for help.
Teacher Prep Time
Student Studio Time
1 hour and 30 minutes
Supplies and Materials
White painting paper
Pencil and black marker
Colored pencils or crayons
Book: G. Gibbons, ISBN: 978-0823413232
Read and Sketch
Read the book Gulls…Gulls…Gulls… by Gail Gibbons.
Sketch out a large seagull near the bottom of the paper.
Leave space for a dock pole or rock for the seagull to stand on.
Use a photograph for a reference or the How to Draw a Seagull template.
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