One of the sketching tasks in Drawing With Children is to complete the other half of a symmetrical drawing. Mona Brookes calls this mirror imaging, and she includes some of these activities in her warm-ups (see page 67).
As surprising as it may be, the Remembering God’s Awesome Acts curriculum includes several drawing activities. (I need to blog about this amazing book. I love it.)
We did a lantern symmetry project from that resource, and then moved on to the wolf which I got from Art Projects for Kids. (That site says it’s a grade three activity, but of course anyone of any age can use it. I did! Mine is below.)
I thought that the activity was a fabulous practice for both symmetry and for shading, so I created some more of these types of images.
- Pig (finish left side)
- Pig (finish right side)
- Taj Mahal (finish right side)
- Taj Mahal (finish left side)
- Chinese temple (finish right side)
Help yourself! Here is Sprite’s pig sketch.
Here are my symmetry sketches.
A related activity is the Vase/Faces sketch at Betty Edward’s website. She is the author of Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain. I’m not sure how this can be, but I happened upon the book in txt or pdf format for free at Scribd. Although I have a copy of this book, I plan to put the PDF on my Kindle for reading while on the go.