Sunday, January 27, 2013

How To Draw a Ballet Dancer Worksheet.

This free printable drawing worksheet is an easy skill building project for the young artist. The method is easily adapted to any drawing of the human figure in motion. Parents, teachers and homeschool families will be able to use this in class at home.

FIRST, A WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT: If your drawing does not turn out perfect do not get discouraged, no one is as hard on themselves as a true artist. 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.

To print the worksheet just highlight it and send it to your printer or save to your device to print later. Some people have better luck by dragging the image of to the desktop and printing from there. If you have problems see the how to print tab above, or try one of the updated links below.

How to Draw a Dancer Worksheet.

Here are two links that have been updated to look better and print better.

CLICK HERE for a file in JPEG photo format.
CLICK HERE for a file in PDF format.

PRINTABLE PROJECT NOTES
Start with a pencil that draws lightly and is easy to erase, like a 2b or hb pencil. You will draw the first part lightly and you will want to erase some of the beginning steps when you get further along.

The dancer's pose is always extreme and often it is unnatural. In our illustration the dancer is leaping with one leg far forward and one far back. A note about the anatomy: because of the human hip joint one foot (forward) will be seen from the side and the other foot (back) is turned so you see it from the top.

Start with an "articulated stick figure," where the elbows and knees and other joints are drawn with circles to indicate the bends in the arms and legs. This will help you work out the design and the pose of the figure.

Draw the shape of the arms and the legs around the stick figure. The arms and legs are not straight but have curves where the muscles are.  As you work out the design look for the lines that flow gracefully and develop them so the picture is drawn gracefully.

After you have outlined the body then erase the stick figure you used to work out pose.

Keep the hands and the face simple just use a few lines to express them.

Draw the costume last after you have the body and the pose all worked out.

Illustration for how to Draw a Dancer.

(C) Adron

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