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.