Monday, April 25, 2011

HOW TO DRAW A PANDA HEAD IN MS WORD

MICROSOFT WORD DRAWING PROJECT No. 14  (PART 1)


TITLE :  HOW TO DRAW A  PANDA HEAD IN MS WORD

TYPE  :  GRAPHIC DESIGN




Ever come across situations at times that don’t really go your way. This happened to me when I tried to draw a happy looking panda but it ended up with the panda looking quite angry. After trying a few times and still couldn’t get it right, I realized that it’s not really that bad. After all, you can’t expect a panda to be happy all the time, right? So, why not for a change use this image for a t-shirt design?  I wish to apologise for posting the drawing of a not so happy looking panda. This drawing was created using only the Curve line tool. The Edit Points tool was used to fine-tune the lines. Readers are encouraged to draw this picture on their own. I’ll show  how the drawing is created in my next post. Got to go!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

HOW TO TEACH LINEAR PERSPECTIVE WITH MS WORD

MICROSOFT WORD DRAWING PROJECT No. 13


TITLE :  HOW TO TEACH LINEAR PERSPECTIVE WITH MS WORD

TYPE  :   ILLUSTRATION

VISUAL ART LESSON TOPIC :   ELEMENT OF ART : SPACE

© Chang Hon Woon 2011


Space is one of the Elements of Art. The System of Perspective is one of the subtopics in the Space element which consists of Linear Perspective and Aerial Perspective. The point where the perspective lines meet is called the Vanishing Point.  A drawing can be made from one vanishing point, two vanishing points, and three vanishing points. There are a few rules in Linear Perspective but I’ll mention two which I consider the most important. I will use the simplest words to explain them. These rules are as follows:


  1. Receding parallel lines seem to converge and meet at a point known as the vanishing point on the horizon line, e.g. the railway tracks.
  2. Distance influences the size and height of objects. The objects in front are much bigger and longer than the objects further behind, e.g. the lamp posts along the road side.

What makes the system of perspective so important in visual art is that it helps to create the illusion of three-dimensional depth or space on a two-dimensional surface such as the drawing paper or the electronic canvas in Photoshop. By the way, you can also copy this drawing into PowerPoint to create a slide show presentation.

    Friday, April 22, 2011

    HOW TO DRAW A HOUSE IN MS WORD PART 2

    MICROSOFT WORD DRAWING PROJECT No. 12 (PART 2)


    TITLE :  HOW TO DRAW A  ONE POINT PERSPECTIVE MODEL HOUSE IN MS WORD

    TYPE  :  ILLUSTRATION

    © Chang Hon Woon 2011

    As you can see in the dissected drawing, all the parts are created by the Freeform line tool except for the door knob. Use the Order commands to adjust the position of the drawing objects.

    Tuesday, April 19, 2011

    HOW TO DRAW A HOUSE IN MS WORD

    MICROSOFT WORD DRAWING PROJECT No. 12 (PART 1)


    TITLE :  HOW TO DRAW A ONE POINT PERSPECTIVE MODEL HOUSE IN MS WORD

    TYPE   :  ILLUSTRATION


    © Chang Hon Woon
    Here is the model of a modest brick house complete with a chimney that was drawn entirely by Freeform line tool. First, start with the side portion. Secondly, draw the front portion of the house. Next, draw the roof, and so on. Some knowledge about linear perspective is needed to create this drawing so that the drawing will not be out of proportion. I will show you later how to use this drawing project to teach an art lesson about one point perspective. I actually tried the idea of teaching students the basics of computer graphics with MS Word in my school many years ago. My main intention was to expose them to the concept of computer graphics. I took my students to the school computer lab a few times and taught them how to draw pictures with the MS Word  Drawing toolbar (Microsoft Office 95 and 97) and they enjoyed the lessons. The picture that I taught them to draw was an adult ant (with wings) which could be drawn using only the Oval and Moon shapes and Line tool for the feelers. Let me leave this project like that for the time being (without the dissected drawing parts) for readers to practise drawing the model house on their own as homework. I will show how the drawing is done in my next post. As the saying goes, practice makes perfect. See you then! 


    Saturday, April 16, 2011

    HOW TO DRAW A FLASH DRIVE IN MS WORD

    MICROSOFT WORD DRAWING PROJECT No. 11


    TITLE :   FLASH DRIVE WITH  RABBIT FACE DESIGN


    TYPE   :   GRAPHIC DESIGN

    © Chang Hon Woon

    The good thing about computer graphics is that an image created digitally can be reused countless of times in many ways without having to redraw it again. In this project, I’m going to use the image of the rabbit face created in Project No. 9 to create a flash drive design that is a bit different from those that you normally see.

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    HOW TO DO IT:


    Rounded Rectangle, Rectangle, Line, and Text Box were used to create this design. In the next project, I will show you how to draw a house using only the Freeform line tool. Well you see, this simple graphics program can do many things, only if you know how.


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    Tuesday, April 5, 2011

    HOW TO DRAW A MEDALLION WITH RABBIT DESIGN

    MICROSOFT WORD DRAWING PROJECT No. 10

    TITLE :   A MEDALLION WITH RABBIT DESIGN

    TYPE   :  GRAPHIC DESIGN



    © Chang Hon Woon

    The medallion design above can be used as a decorative object. It can be worn around the neck and it becomes a key chain if a ring is attached to it.  Please refer Project No. 9 for steps on how to draw the rabbit.

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    HOW TO DO IT:


    Oval, Curve line, and Block Arc were used to create this design.


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