Monday, November 7, 2011

HOW TO DRAW HALF AN APPLE IN MS WORD PART 1

MICROSOFT WORD DRAWING PROJECT No. 30 PART 1

TITLE:   HOW TO DRAW HALF AN APPLE IN MS WORD
TYPE:   STILL LIFE DIGITAL DRAWING
In this drawing project, I used an apple as the subject or element. Below is the freehand pencil drawing of a half apple. I have planned to create a still life drawing using the half apple as the main subject. You can arrange other objects around the apple if you want. An arrangement of inanimate objects in a drawing or painting is called a still life. As I had mentioned before in the previous project that it is better to draw the picture on paper first before drawing it on the computer because we can study the subject carefully. By doing so, we’ll know the details better which will eventually help us to produce a more satisfying picture.
      Cut an apple into half and put one half of the apple on the table. Observe the subject from below eye level. You will realize that you are able to see the width and the depth of the fruit. This is known as perspective view. Perspective view enables us to see things three-dimensional. Do you know that artists since the Renaissance period had been working to develop a recognized system of perspective. Let’s see, that will be about more than 500 years ago, right? The works of famous Renaissance artists like Paolo Uccello (The Battle of San Romano) and Leonardo da Vinci (Mona Lisa, The Last Supper) displayed well the illusion of depth or space on a two-dimensional surface. Thanks to them that we are now using this system in visual art or otherwise our works of art would look rather flat and distorted like the Ancient Egyptian drawings and paintings.

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