How to draw a city?2 min read
Drawing buildings, as opposed to people, flowers, or animals, is a good way to mix things up every now and then. It requires using the part of the brain that makes things organized and tidy, with lots of straight lines instead of curves. Add a little make-believe about buildings from another time or another place and you have the makings of a fun and creative project.
How to make the process simpler?
You could bring out rulers to help your students draw nice straight lines, but they can be cumbersome and hard for little hands to manage. The next best thing is to start with a sheet of drawing paper that has already has a light grid on it, and then a matching tutorial. Both are available in the PDF tutorial that is linked below, and both will help young artists practice their fine motor skills.
Material that you require
Drawing Paper– Don’t substitute it with copy paper or construction paper. The surface will get fuzzy, erasing might cause holes, and the colors will generally not look as bright.
Pencil– The Ticonderoga brand is the most reliable, makes nice dark lines when you need them and are the easiest to erase.
Eraser– Large ones you can hold in your hand do a much better job than just the pencil tips. Stabilo Markers. They have the best colors, the best tips, and last the longest.
Black Sharpie Marker- These fine point permanent markers make nice black lines, have a good tip for coloring, and never bleed when they get wet. Use them in areas with good ventilation and add extra paper underneath for table protection.
Stabilo Markers– The large pack provides lots of fun color choices, several shades of each color, including a few choices for the skin. The tips are perfect for coloring, and there’s even a promise that they will work after being uncapped for 8 weeks!
When students learn to draw a city, they can practice their symmetrical skills, not to mention their fine motor skills. These little details that are so fun to look at require careful tracing and coloring. Apart from the following tutorial, you may also try other structures for practice too.