12x18 drawing paper, ebony pencils, erasers, drawing boards

A large photograph of a standing figure from a newspaper, several 12" or 16" wooden manikins positioned in simple standing poses.

Distribute 12x18 drawing paper, ebony pencils, erasers, and drawing boards. Place standing manikins in several places around the room. Direct the students to draw 8 heads vertically down the paper. The 8 heads should fill the page. Using simple shapes, students will draw directly over the circles to replicate the manikin.

Ask for volunteers to share their drawing with the class.

- What was challenging about drawing the figure in proportion?
- To what extent did you meet these challenges?

Distribute 9x12 white drawing paper. Ask students to cut out a photograph of a figure in action (athlete, dancer, model) from a magazine or newspaper. Fold the drawing paper in half. Paste the photo on one side. On the other half, draw the figures using simple shapes.