Tuesday, December 18, 2012

How To Draw Baby Jesus In The Stable

This free printable drawing worksheet is an easy drawing project for young artist. It is a good practice on developing a more complicated composition. Parents and teachers will be able to use this in class and at home.

FIRST, A WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT: If your drawing does not turn out just perfect do not get discouraged. Learning to draw takes practice, so draw every day and soon you will be making beautiful pictures. Come back often and try some of my other projects.


How To Draw Jesus In The Manger Worksheet.
I recommend using the files below since they will not print dark or gray scale.

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PRINTABLE NOTES

Use separate sheets of paper to work out the design of the building and the people. Draw the manger like a large "X" with some lines across for the wood texture. The baby Jesus was warped in rags so draw lines across for the wrapping.

Draw the people like stick figures with elbows and knees at first then put clothes on them. Keep the faces simple, you can use hair to cover mistakes and if the face on Joseph is a problem put a beard on him. Keep the baby Jesus simple, just a circle for the head lying down and a slightly curved line for the closed eyes.

The stable is like a large letter "A" with walls.
In the middle is an imaginary reference called the vanishing point. All the lines that go from front to back recede to the vanishing point, this gives the stable perspective. The center is a good place to put the baby Jesus. You can use windows and stones in the walls for interest. The floor can have lines for straw. There will be shadows in the corners of the stable.

Once you have worked out your ideas put them together on your final project. You might consider tracing the studies you used to work out the design onto the final project.

In my example I used water color to go over the fine tipped marker. I used violet and purple for the night sky and purple for the desert mountains in the background. To color the wood I used different browns. On the stone, I used a little light wash of gray, but very watery so it is mostly white. The dress on Mary is blue, and the Cloak that Joseph is wearing is brown.


How to draw Baby Jesus in the Stable

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