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Thursday, September 19, 2013

How to Draw A Sphinx Worksheet

This free to print worksheet will help the young artist to draw an Egyptian Sphinx that they can be proud of. Parents and teachers will find many ways it can be used.

FIRST, A WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT:  If your drawing of a sphinx does not come out the way you wanted do not give up because you learn to draw by practice. So draw every day and soon you will be a great artist. Come back every day and print off another worksheet and sketch it. I have lots to choose from it may be that dinosaurs are not your real talent maybe you have a gift for drawing faces or landscapes so try different things and soon your talent will come out.

How To Draw the Sphinx. Printable Worksheet.
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The Sphinx is a cat with a human head. Since it is a fantasy creature you can change things to fit your own ideas.

The basic sitting cat shape starts as two large circles connected by two lines, one for the back and one for the chest. The head starts out as a circle, it is a little forward. The forearms are longer than a normal cat's legs and start out as rectangles. Use a guideline to keep the bottom even.

After you have the basic shape worked out add the roundness of the muscles.

The back hip juts up a little.

The tail wraps up in front of the back leg: it is two sweeping lines that taper closer together to end at the bushy bit of fur.

The face is a person. Use guidelines to keep the face balanced, one up and down the middle to place the ear, one halfway from the top of the head to the chin for the eyes, one halfway from the eyes for the nose and one halfway from the nose to the chin for the mouth.  The nose is straight.

The headdress has a front and a back. There is a line down the middle to the shoulder for the edge between the front and the back. Don't give it too many stripes or it will look messy, 16 at the most- eight on the top head to the shoulder and eight on the chest covering.

The paws have three toes showing, draw them as straight lines.

(c) Adron

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