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Thursday, 23 August 2007
Lesson on Drawing Rabbits - Kids Drawing Workshop at the Library
Topic: Drawing Lesson

We drew rabbits at this week's children's drawing workshop, Rockland Public Library. The kids and some adults drew along with me as I demonstrated. See the rabbit drawings by kids and adults. One adult asked, "Why do you always start by drawing the eye and how do you get the right proportions?". I told him sometimes I work by getting proportions down first but I'd learned this 'eye first' thing from Oriental painting. Once the eye is down you have a 'being' on the paper. It is looking back at you. There is life there. From there you can better imagine the proportions. Even if you don't get them right, you still have life in front of you. Just think of caricatures and cartoons. They are often very unnatural in their proportions but because of their definiteness we accept them as they are.

These are my demonstration drawings from the workshop. Click the links for rabbit coloring pages. (Links below the pictures are the same coloring pages of the images.) I hope you'll also try drawing them.

Rabbit faces
Rabbits with a carrot
Rabbit sawing
Rabbit wearing a dress and bow
Rabbit with a push mower

rabbit drawing
Rabbit faces
rabbit drawing
Rabbits with a carrot
rabbit drawing
Rabbit sawing wood, after Garth Williams
rabbit drawing
Rabbit in a dress and bow
rabbit drawing
Rabbit mowing, after Garth Williams

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