Sample Lesson

From the book: Beginning with Form Drawing

Castle Ramparts

Beginning with Form Drawing

Lesson 11

This form will be somewhat easier for the student than the preceding curved line forms. It looks like the ramparts on castle walls, therefore the teacher could present any story with the image of a castle. The fairy tale Briar Rose would be one example, but the teacher may also choose to simply tell the student about the times when people lived in castles and what that was like. She could tell how archers fired arrows from ramparts such as depicted in this form.

As a variation upon the theme, the student can make the colorful design motif below. Do you see the original green “castle walls” form that has been surrounded with variations of the form in different colors? The end result is a visually satisfying form.

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