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|How To Draw The Christmas Angle Worksheet.|
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Use an articulated stick figure to perfect the pose and help with the composition. An articulated stick figure is a stick figure with joints and girth in the chest and hips.
The hips are above the half way mark, and the elbows are at the narrowest point of the waist.
Begin by sketching lightly since you will be erasing later on. Draw the pose you want your angel to have; the example in the worksheet below has the angel with hands extended in greeting. You may want your angel to hold a candle, musical instrument, song book, or not holding anything but have arms in the air for celebration.
Once you have determined the pose draw the figure over the stick figure and add the robes. The example borrows the seasonal red with white trim for the robe and uses the traditional white gown underneath with gold belt and collar. Let the lines of the garment flow and have grace. The waist is narrower than the chest, and the hips are as wide as the shoulders.
Keep the face simple. The head is shaped like an egg and the eyes are half way from the crown of the head to the chin. Draw the eyes as dots with a curving line going out for the eyelid. The eyebrows are just a curve over the eyes. The mouth is a straight line with a wide "U" underneath. Just two dashes make the nose. Draw the hair last as a lot of little loops going down onto the shoulders.
WINGS AND STUFF
The wings look like a great big letter "M." Start with a circle on each side of the head. To the circle add a line that curves out and away for the outside edge of the wing. There are three rows of feathers. Use a guideline to keep them even on both sides. You can make the rows go straight across or angled down and away. The example in the worksheet is the down and away. Draw only three or four feathers on each row. Keep them simple.
Over the head you can put a halo if you like; since she is the Christmas Angel she has the Christmas Star in her halo.
Color the robe red and thee gown very light blue. I like the wings to be white but added a little blue for the shadows.
|How To Draw The Christmas Angle|
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