Realistic Art with Phillip Martin
Lesson Plan

The first thing I tell students is that realistic doesn't mean photographic.  Drawing cartoons in proper proportions make them look more realistic. But, we all know they want to know how to make that drawing a lot closer to photographic. So, this lesson gives students a lot of drawing practice. And, we all know what practice makes.

Beginning with gesture and contour drawings and moving on to shading, students are given step-by-step hints to help improve their realistic projects. 

This lesson can take a huge amount of time if you allow it. When I teach drawing with Grade 5, it takes more than one term. So, decide if you want to give your students a taste or dive in completely.



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