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Shape Explosion

This colourful work focuses on drawing one-point perspective. It is a way of drawing objects upon a flat piece of paper so that they look three-dimensional and realistic.

Introduction

This colourful work focuses on drawing one-point perspective. One point perspective is a drawing method that shows how things appear to get smaller as they get further away, converging towards a single ‘vanishing point’ on the horizon line. It is a way of drawing objects upon a flat piece of paper so that they look three-dimensional and realistic. We used very simple shapes and some fun materials to make these really ‘pop’ and explode with colour. The splatter painting part is fun, but it could get messy, so it’s best to do this outside or away from furniture. As with all the other works, materials can be substituted to whatever you have on hand. Enjoy!

Materials

  • Black paper
  • White paper
  • Sharpie
  • Oil pastels (or coloured pencils)
  • Fluro paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Scissors
  • Glue

Step 1

Start by splatter painting your background first. I used Crayola fluro paints but you can use any colour as long as it’s lighter if you are using a black paper background.

Step 2

Once the background is complete, set aside to dry (this could take several hours).

Step 3

Take a new sheet of paper and draw a single dot near the middle of the page. This will become your ‘vanishing point’. Then draw shapes around it. Use a ruler or trace an object to that your lines are clean.

Step 4

Connect the corners or edges of each object and draw them to the vanishing point.

Step 5

Use the oil pastels to colour from lighter to darker as the shape comes closer to the vanishing point.

Step 6

Cut around the shape explosion.

Step 7

Glue it to the dried background. All done!