Sunday, January 15, 2012

HOW TO DRAW A MANDARIN ORANGE IN MS WORD

MICROSOFT WORD DRAWING PROJECT No. 33

TITLE:   HOW TO DRAW A MANDARIN ORANGE IN MS WORD
TYPE:    DIGITAL DRAWING
Chinese New Year is just around the corner. The Chinese people will celebrate the most important festival that is the Chinese New Year on 23rd of January. Besides many other things, mandarin oranges or tangerines are a must for every Chinese family during Chinese New Year. Unlike oranges, these fruit are only available during this festival season. Chinese families usually buy them in boxes because one is never enough. For this reason, I used the mandarin orange as the subject for this MS Word drawing project. It is also one of the favourite subject matter used for Chinese New Year theme graphic designs. This subject is frequently featured in advertisements, greeting cards, red packets (ang pows), decorations and packaging.
      In this project, I used the Lu Gan as the subject matter. Because the mandarin orange is not really round and has loose skin, I had to use the wonder tool to draw the entire image. I called the Curve line tool the wonder tool because of its ability to draw fluid lines and organic shapes. The Edit Points option was used to adjust the lines. The Arrange group commands were used to adjust the position of the drawing objects.

This picture was drawn with MS Word 2007.

THE DISSECTED DRAWING


A total of 22 lines and shapes (drawing objects) were created to form the image of the mandarin orange. Do you know that the mandarin oranges are considered the traditional symbol of good fortune to the Chinese?

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