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RE: "light" lines (was, lousy coloring skills?!)

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From: Freeland, Sue (freelas_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Wed Dec 10 2003 - 05:35:23 PST


make them erase it before they begin...the dark line will still be able to be seen as a light line

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From: Maggie White [mailto:mwhiteaz@cybertrails.com]
Sent: Tuesday, December 09, 2003 9:17 PM
To: ArtsEdNet Talk
Subject: "light" lines (was, lousy coloring skills?!)

Marvin Bartel wrote:

> 1. Ask them to figure out the drawing in very light pencil line
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I had no idea this topic was going to garner so many responses! Thanks,
though, and I hope they've been as interesting to y'all as they have
been to me.

Marvin's response brings me to another question: HOW do you get them to
draw lightly?! I demo and demo and demo how to draw light guidelines by
dragging the pencil alongside the ruler, allowing it to just skim the
paper. I demo and demo and demo how to hold the pencil farther back
along the barrel when drawing the contours for something that will be
shaded in or (badly) colored ;) later on. No dice...they still clutch
those pencils tightly and press down with all their might, rendering a
big fat pencil line that's impossible to hide or cover up. This is
throughout all the grades (5-7).

Maggie

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