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Re: skyscrapers collage

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Inland Lakes Schools (acarolan.us)
Wed, 08 Dec 1999 16:03:18 +0000


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I'm trying to do a paper wall mural of a city with Santa Claus overhead. I cut
paper shapes but it lacks the idea of city. I know I could cut windows and
doors but I wanted a simple "silhouette" look. Any ideas to help? The Santa
looks good on his sleigh but the city doesn't look like a city.

PS I've done lots of projects with skyscrapers. Teach 1 and 2 point
perspective and then exaggerate the building's dimensions. I just got a great
book called Perspective for Comic Book Artists that has great exaggerated
perspectives. The Spectra ART series (DAVIS PUBLISHING) has a good lesson for
5th(?) grade in which you can draw a space station. Of course, Mark Kistler is
a good resource for this (CATCH HIS WEBSITE) OR "DOODLEOPOLIS" ON THE NET).
I've made 3D cities out of boxes, covering them with colored paper, and we've
done a long string of buildings: just cut rectangles, and add 3D awnings, AND
OTHER DETAILS by folding paper. If you put them side by side on a long wall,
they look great. Add a long black piece of paper w/ white stripe for the road,
add cars, airplanes. Theykids loved it. We called it Carolan Town or
Bennville, whatever the teacher's name was whose class room we used.

Have fun.
ann carolan

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I'm trying to do a paper wall mural of a city with Santa Claus overhead. I cut paper shapes but it lacks the idea of city. I know I could cut windows and doors but I wanted a simple "silhouette" look. Any ideas to help? The Santa looks good on his sleigh but the city doesn't look like a city.
 

PS I've done lots of projects with skyscrapers. Teach 1 and 2 point perspective and then exaggerate the building's dimensions. I just got a great book called Perspective for Comic Book Artists that has great exaggerated perspectives. The Spectra ART series (DAVIS PUBLISHING) has a good lesson for 5th(?) grade in which you can draw a space station. Of course, Mark Kistler is a good resource for this (CATCH HIS WEBSITE) OR "DOODLEOPOLIS" ON THE NET). I've made 3D cities out of boxes, covering them with colored paper, and we've done a long string of buildings: just cut rectangles, and add 3D awnings, AND OTHER DETAILS by folding paper. If you put them side by side on a long wall, they look great. Add a long black piece of paper w/ white stripe for the road, add cars, airplanes. Theykids loved it. We called it Carolan Town or Bennville, whatever the teacher's name was whose class room we used.

Have fun.
ann carolan
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