Sunday, August 25, 2013

How to Draw The Ancient Roman Pillars Worksheet

This printable how to draw the ancient ruins is a free to print worksheet that will give the young artist confidence in drawing a classic scene that can be adapted to many themes. The nice thing is that since we are drawing ruins things do not need to be perfect- in fact if they are a little off it is better.

FIRST, A WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT: If your drawing of ancient Roman pillars does not turn out the way you hoped do not give up- no one is as critical of their work as much as a true artist!. Learning to draw takes practice, so draw every day, and come back and print another worksheet soon you will be an artist. Try different projects and draw a lot of different stuff, I have a lot of worksheets to choose from so do something different every day and soon you will find what your talent is.

To print the how to draw worksheet below just highlight it and send it to your printer or save to your device to print later. Some printers work better with a file like this if you first drag it off to your desktop and print from there. If you have problems printing see the how to print tab above for some suggestions. Below are a couple of links to this image in different formats in case your printer has problems with this one.

How to Draw Ancient Roman Pillars Worksheet
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You may want to print the project notes below.

DRAWING TIP: If you have lined paper or a grid paper put it underneath so you can see it through the paper that way you can line things up straight.

Part of the scene is the Mediterranean landscape so draw lightly a hilly horizon and some hills with a village or a farm. Keep it light and faint so it looks far away.

The pillars are thin rectangles of different heights. Arrange them so they are interesting. The eye level is middle so the top of the pillar curves downward and the bottoms curve upward.  The short pillar is seen from slightly above so the top looks like an oval. They stand on blocks that look like rectangles. There are about eight lines going up and down the pillars, the lines get closer together toward both outside edges. There are divisions across the pillars at even spaces, keep them the same on all the pillars. The bottom has a ring use curved lines to draw it.The top is shaped with a series of curved lines like six or eight letter "u" in a row. Make some of the lines inside the pillars to be broken or scruffy so they look ancient.

The pillars are on a sill of sorts, so draw a large rectangle on the bottom and divide it into squares.

The tiles of the floor do not look square the lines go closer together as they go back. There are weeds growing up between them, and some are cracked.

The light is coming from one side so the shadows are all on the other side. The shadows get darker as they go around the pillars

Make some cracks and some chips on the pillars and things. Throw in some weeds and bushes even an old tree.

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(c) Adron Dozat 8/25/13

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