Saturday, February 22, 2014

How to Draw a Japanese Garden Pagoda

This is a beautiful project when it is done and easier to draw using a few tips provided in this worksheet.  Parents and teachers may use this how to draw worksheet and the notes for personal and class use.

FIRST A WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT: If your sketch of the garden pagoda does not turn out the way you wanted do not get discouraged. Learning how to draw takes practice. Come back every day and print off another drawing lesson and do it in a few weeks you will be surprised at how good an artist you have become. I have a lot of projects so if the garden subject does not work try some other projects you will find your talent soon enough.

To print the free worksheet below just highlight it and send it to your printer or save to your device and print later. If you have problems printing this see the how to print tab above or try one of the updated files below.

How to Draw a Japanese Garden Pagoda Worksheet

Here are two files that have been updated to print better.

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The pagoda is a small monument in a garden. Our sketch is composed of some basic shapes and lines.

Lightly draw a guideline up and down for the center so things are even on both sides, you will erase this later.
The top of the pagoda looks like an umbrella. Draw a triangle with the top point on the guideline. Below the triangle draw a curve like a bow on its back from tip to tip of the triangle, this is another guideline, you will erase it later.Below the bow-shaped guideline draw a square and then a second square around the square for the front of the pagoda. On each side draw a parallelogram (it is like a crooked rectangle) for the side windows and then draw a larger one around it for the side walls. Below these three sides draw the rectangles of the lower edge. Below that draw a tall rectangle for the pillar.

The top has two or three circles on the very top. The top is divided into three sections each like a triangle. These sections have curving lines; each section has a ball at the corner. The side walls of the pagoda each have a window. The pillar has flat sides, draw these as lines going up and down. The bottom has a circle base draw this as an oval with sides going down.

Draw the inside that you see through the window. Add shadows to the side away from the sun and inside. Create a garden to put it in.

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