Sunday, November 2, 2014

HOW TO DRAW A PUMPKIN IN MS WORD


MICROSOFT WORD DRAWING PROJECT No. 55

TITLE: HOW TO DRAW A PUMPKIN IN MS WORD

TYPE:  GRAPHIC ART – DIGITAL DRAWING


 

This is the coloured picture of a pumpkin.



My wife likes to buy pumpkins and sometimes she would ask me to remove the skin before cooking. Pumpkins have hard rind and some have deep ribs. The challenging part when I drew it on the laptop was to draw the deep vertical ribs to show depth in the picture. I had to make a few attempts before getting the picture right. The Curve line tool is used to draw the form of this large round vegetable. As you can see here, the seven irregular round shapes overlap one another in a certain order to produce a picture that has the naturalistic appearance. There is no pencil or brush tool in MS Word that enables you to draw on the electronic canvas like Photoshop, so it has to be drawn in this manner.



 
This is how the drawing looks like when taken apart or dissected. Use the Curve line tool to draw this picture.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Wednesday, April 30, 2014

HOW TO DRAW A FOOTBALL IN MS WORD


MICROSOFT WORD DRAWING PROJECT No. 54

TITLE: HOW TO DRAW A FOOTBALL IN MS WORD

TYPE:  GRAPHIC ART – DIGITAL DRAWING

I have a suggestion for an art lesson in class using the MS Word drawing program to create a digital drawing of a football or soccer ball. Since World Cup 2014 is coming soon, I think that many students would be interested in drawing a picture of a football. The objectives are to expose students to the concept of digital art and to enable them to understand how vector graphics images are created. Introducing diversities in the teaching approach for art lessons does make the lessons more interesting and not so stereotype. Since we are now living in the digital age, like it or not students have to learn both conventional and digital art where they have more to gain and nothing to lose.
       The graphics project in this post is about drawing a football with the Oval and Freeform line tool. This drawing is not really that difficult to do. The task involves creating six pentagonal and five hexagonal shapes and positioning them precisely into a circle. Use the Rotate option in the Arrange group to manipulate the position of the graphic shapes. These geometrical shapes must be aligned perfectly to create an image of a two-dimensional football. Students can then use this image to create other designs for their school’s football club t-shirt and other items.


This is the digital line drawing of a football.

 
 
                                                                This is the digital drawing of the football in colour.
 

Position an Arc over the bottom side of the pentagon to create a curved edge. This is to make the ball look rounder.
 

This illustration shows the various shapes that form the picture of the football.

 
 
 
 


Thursday, March 27, 2014

HOW TO DRAW A BREAD TOASTER IN MS WORD Part 2


MICROSOFT WORD DRAWING PROJECT No. 53 Part 2

TITLE: HOW TO DO A PERSPECTIVE DRAWING OF A BREAD TOASTER IN MS WORD

TYPE:  GRAPHIC ART – DIGITAL DRAWING

The Dissected Drawing:
Did you know that the Freeform line tool is a very useful tool for drawing pictures in MS Word besides the Curve line tool?




The Finished Drawing:




The picture is coloured with various shades of gray to enhance its appearance.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

HOW TO DRAW A BREAD TOASTER IN MS WORD Part 1


MICROSOFT WORD DRAWING PROJECT No. 53  Part 1

TITLE: HOW TO DO A PERSPECTIVE DRAWING OF A BREAD TOASTER IN MS WORD

TYPE:  GRAPHIC ART – DIGITAL DRAWING

A good product design has to be aesthetically pleasing, ergonomic and functionally useful. Applying good ergonomics to a design makes the product comfortable and efficient for the benefit of the users. This bread toaster design is angular in shape. It should have rounded edges and corners. I have to admit that this is not a good design because it’s not ergonomic. As far as human factor is concerned, we are never comfortable being around objects with sharp edges and corners. I don’t think that many people would like to buy a bread toaster designed like that. But this drawing provides a good exercise on perspective and proportion. In this project, I’ll leave aesthetics and ergonomics aside and instead focus on sharpening the drawing skills. Use a mouse to draw this picture for better result. Although this drawing is very basic, drawing it with the right proportion especially with a mouse can be quite a challenge. This is because great precision is needed to create and align the shapes and lines accurately. It also needs tremendous concentration too. The only drawing tool needed for this exercise is the Freeform line tool. Quite frankly, drawing the Happy Egg is much easier than drawing the bread toaster because the placement of drawing objects (to form the image) is not that precise.
 

This picture was drawn with the Freeform line tool. This three-dimensional bread toaster is viewed below the eye level.
 

I made used of the perspective lines to help me draw this picture. The perspective lines help us to draw pictures with the right perspective. This system helps us to accurately depict objects as how they are seen in the real world.




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