Saturday, September 26, 2015

How To Draw An Angel Grieving At A Grave, Worksheet

This drawing lesson and printable worksheet are ideal for classroom or at home art time.  The angel is wrapped around a tombstone in an expression of grief. The lesson accomplishes several challenges since it is a difficult and an expressive pose. The theme is perfect for Halloween, or a picture of loss. Parents and teachers will find many ways to use this in class or as an extra take home activity.

FIRST A WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT:  Learning to draw takes practice, so if the project does not turn out the way you hoped do not give up- just keep on drawing. Sometimes you need to do a subject a few times before you get it right this is what professional artist call the first draft. Keep on drawing every day and soon you will be making beautiful pictures. Come back and try some of my other projects.

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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 off to their desktop and printing from there. If you have problems printing see the how to print tab above for suggestions.

Printable How to Draw an Angel Grieving Worksheet

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Start by drawing lightly so you can erase later. Draw a cross for the tombstone.
To get the pose right use an articulated stick figure that has elbow, knees, hips and shoulders. You may have to try a few times before you get it just right. Pose the figure around the cross, or tombstone. Save the wings and robe for later.

Around the stick figure draw the shape of the arms and legs so they are rounded. The head is turned down so all you draw is the top and hair, like two circles. The hand is a narrow curve like the letter "C" and hides the face.

The angel is holding a wreath, draw it as a circle and fill in the circle with leaves and flowers.
The robe is simple, it has a belt at the waist but is flowing lines around the body.

The wings are not perfect since she is grieving. Add the feathers in rows. Make the background dark for contrast.

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