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Thursday, April 14, 2016

How to Draw A Japanese Pagoda Temple Worksheet and Drawing lesson

This printable how to draw worksheet and lesson will be helpful to give the young artist confidence in drawing an iconic scene that will challenge them to push beyond their comfort level. The pagoda is one of the hardest worksheets I have done. I suggest that the artist obtains additional resource materials such as photographs or online images to inspire and help develop the composition.

Teachers, Homeschool families, and parents will be able to use this in many ways.
  • It can be an extra activity to fill in the time.
  • It can be part of a homeschool program.
  • It can be a art lesson handout.
  • It can be a take-home project.
  • It can be a stand-alone lesson. 
  • It can be part of an after school art club.
  • It can be a lesson filler or part of a sub's art lesson plans.
  • It can be given out as a take home activity.
  • You can print this and give it out at a child's theme party.
Learning to draw takes practice and time. If your picture does not turn out the way you had hoped it would do not give up, keep on trying because frustration is a good sign. When you have the gift of artistic talent you are harder on yourself than anyone else, it is because art is not only talent it is also a skill and skill comes with practice; so draw every day to bring your skill to the level of your gift and soon you will be making beautiful pictures. Come back often and try some of my other projects.

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How to draw a Japanese Pagoda Temple Worksheet

Here are two links that have been modified to print better.

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

Start with a guideline down the center to help keep things even.

Use another guideline for the outside edges of the roofs. There will be four or five of them. Each roof is a different size, the bigger ones are below and the smaller ones are above.

The higher roofs are seen from underneath so their undersides show more than the lower roofs that are seen more on the edge and less of the underside shows. This means the angle is different higher up and it is more diamond shaped while the lower roofs are more triangle-shaped.
Between the roofs are sidewalls, they are shaped like rectangles.

After you have a basic design then give the roof the beautiful curves. The top sweeps out and up. Under the roofs are supporting structures that make it look line a slight triangle upside down.

There are rouned shingles on the roof that are in rows.

Draw parallel lines horizontally for the railings around the sides.
Draw decorations on the top tower and the sides.

Shade one side more than the other and put shading underneath the roofs.

Add a background of trees by scribbling a few irregular shaped lines for the tops of trees. Add a mountain with some light jagged lines. Put a garden in the foreground with a lot of small scribble shapes and a few large rocks. Add a fence and a path leading up to the pagoda.

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