Sharpening your kids drawing skills is of very great importance. Nowadays, art, craft and design have taken a different way from how it used to be decades ago and have gained ground in the society today. However, as expected, change happens in all things and art is not divorced from this.
The methods of presenting art has advanced from the methods employed several years ago. One of the most popular art methods is the 3-D drawing. This simply means 3 dimensional drawing. Kids who are interested in art and drawing should be allowed to groom this interest and taught on how to properly construct and represent their imaginations on a surface.
Drawing Lessons For Beginners
About once or twice a week, give your kids lessons on how to identify and name common 3D objects. Seeing as they are kids, it is best to start these lessons with basic common 3D shapes such as cones, cylinders, cubes, cuboids and so on. Provide them with drawing materials like drawing pencils, rulers, erasers, shading pencils, sketch books, worksheets, colours and so on. Kids are especially intrigued by 3D drawing because they love to watch the drawing just “pop out the pages!”. Here are a few pointers to consider :
- Provide your kids with special crayons for this exercise. Most preferably, new crayons with sharper edges.
- Allow them watch you model and give drawing examples. Draw examples of 3D shapes while they watch and fill them in on the drawing and shading patterns step by step.This would teach them not to hurry while drawing and also allow them to see how you create special effects on the drawings.
- While drawing a model for the kids, always call attention to the example you are drawing from. This forces them to watch examples closely while working on their own drawings, following the patterns they can see.
This activity is very important for tons of reasons.
- First, it reinforces the kids’ knowledge of 3D objects. They can easily identify them and tell them apart from 2D drawings.
- It is also a great motor practice for them as it involves lots of movement of the hands and arms.
- It teaches them to right way to handle drawing materials even at an early age. The right grip on pencils, crayons and so on become perfect gradually from regular practice. They also understand and apply the right pressure when writing or drawing.
- Teaching your kids to draw in 3D also elevates them from the general common knowledge of drawing other kids have and are taught in school. Most of which drawing of basic shapes like square, triangles, circles and so on. They have an advanced knowledge of drawing and present their works in more advanced way, giving them a leverage above others.
- Finally, inculcating and planting the interest in art and drawing in your kids at an early age, especially through 3D drawing is a way of adding to their list of possible careers they could pursue when they get older. Some parents teach their kids to play musical instruments or engage them in sports. All of these activities are important as they could help your child realise the several talents he possesses and may chose to pursue in the future as a career.