Saturday, November 16, 2013


MICROSOFT WORD DRAWING PROJECT No. 51

TITLE:  HOW TO DRAW A SHARK IN MS WORD PART 2

TYPE:   FINE ART – DIGITAL DRAWING
 


Chang Hon Woon, SHARKS SWIMMING NEAR THE OCEAN’S SURFACE, 2013. Digital Art: MS Word Drawing, 10.5 x 7.5 in. (26.5 x 19 cm). Malaysia.


This is the completed digital drawing depicting two sharks swimming near the ocean’s surface. These sharks varied in sizes according to their positions in the two-dimensional space. As you can see, the shark in the foreground is larger and clearer than the one in the background that looks obscure. I am sure that readers will be able to understand the element of space much better if they draw pictures with a theme like this either conventionally or digitally. The wonder of computer graphics is that you are able to duplicate a subject as many times as you want and thus saving a lot of time.  It took me about two hours to complete this vector-based drawing.
 
 
           I took part in the EDUCATIONAL BLOGGING COMPETITION 2013 organized by SULTAN IDRIS EDUCATION UNIVERSITY (UPSI) and was selected as the 2nd place winner of the Open Category. I’d attended the prize giving ceremony at the university on 13 November 2013. The Vice Chancellor, Prof. Dato’ Dr. Zakaria bin Kasa presented the prizes to the 15 winners from 5 categories. I received a Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 (7.0”) and a certificate.  Anyway, what is most important to me is the recognition that I finally got for my work on creating pictorial artwork or graphics with the word processor and how to use them for Visual Art Education lessons.  I would like to thank GOOGLE for providing free blogging platform that enables me to publish my ideas and works on this subject.

That’s me receiving the prize from the Vice Chancellor.
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Wednesday, November 6, 2013


MICROSOFT WORD DRAWING PROJECT No. 51


TITLE:  HOW TO DRAW A SHARK IN MS WORD PART 1

TYPE:   FINE ART – DIGITAL DRAWING

It has been quite some time I updated my art blog. This post is about drawing the picture of a shark with the Drawing program in MS Word. I got the idea of drawing a shark with MS Word from one of the illustrations that I’ve done for my Form 3 Visual Art Education workbook.  From the pencil drawing that I’ve done, I finally managed to figure out how to actually draw a fully coloured digital drawing in Word. At first, I was sceptical that I could do it in Word but after trying, my effort paid off.  The picture was drawn using the Curve line tool. This tool has the ability to draw fluid lines and shapes. I used Edit Points to fine-tune the shapes and lines that formed the picture.  Finally, I coloured the subject with shades and tints of neutral colours available in the Shape Fill colour palette. 

This is the pencil drawing of a shark.


This is the digital drawing of the shark drawn by the Curve line tool. The end result should look rather natural and not so stiff.
 
 

 
 
The drawing doesn’t look that outstanding until it is coloured. I coloured it using the colours available in the Shape Fill palette. I applied the studio marker colouring technique to produce the dynamic graphics effects to make the shark look more interesting. This drawing can also be done in MS Word versions 2003 and below.