|Look at those muscles!|
I saw that another blogger, mccann at Doodles & Noodles, added another dimension to this project by having the children include the shadows of their figures. I thought that was an interesting idea. Not only does it look great visually, but it is interesting to compare the original gesture drawing of the figure to the 3D sculpture and the contour of the shadow.
Giacometti Figure Study
- A few sheets of 8 1/2" x 11" copy paper
- A manikin, if possible (I bought mine at IKEA for $5) and a friend to draw
- 3-4' section of aluminum foil (I buy mine at the Dollar Store)
- Hot glue gun and glue sticks
- Matte board or thick cardboard
- One 9" x 12" piece of black construction paper
- Glue stick
- Lamp (we used a flashlight but that moved too much)
|The elements of the Giacometti Figure Study (clockwise from top): |
Manny the manikin, the gesture sketch, the shadow tracing,
and the completed foil figure.
|"Running To A Friend By The Sea"|