Tutorial draw and teach with stick figures


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This is a very easy and simple manual on how to draw stick figures. It is addressed to language teachers in first place, but any one can learn from it, even students or young kids. You will learn to draw, give action, represent nationalities, and so on. You will really enjoyed.

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Tutorial draw and teach with stick figures

  1. 1. INTRODUCTION You don't need to be an artist or an expert in stick- figures. Remember that the purpose in using stick figures is to make easier the teaching learning process. You want to motivate students to use and communicate in English. Cool TIPS for you ! Anyone can draw lines and circles. But you, the instructor, are going to use this ability make your classes more meaningful and productive. And you must remember that students already know to use lines, and circles. Now you and your students will use stick figures objectively. Our ultimate goal is to Tutorial use English and stick figures are good in accomplishing this task. OBJECTIVES DRAW and TEACH The main purpose of this tutorial is to give you the basic tools in creating and using stick-figures in teaching. with To express in a few simple lines ideas and concepts is our main objective. Thus we want to be creative STICK FIGURES and good observer of human actions. This attitude will help the instructor to grasp with simple lines ways to motivate language learning. So keep in mind the following guides as you use this tutorial: 1. keep your images simple. 2. don't worry about proportions. 3. select the shapes and other details that are easy Prepared by for you to handle. Jaime Rodriguez 4. let your students create their stick figures too. 5. your stick figures can be used in all aspects of Jaanrod Studio language, reading, grammar, vocabulary and so on. 2009 6. all stick figures are useful and expressive. JaanrodStudio 01
  2. 2. Our Specific Objectives SECTION 1 DRAWING Objective 1 THE STICK FIGURE Drawing the Stick Figure We are going to identify the basic structure of the stick figure and the different elements of the face and body. We will include how to give expressions and actions to the stick figure, and personality as well. Objective 2 Stick Figures in the elaboration of Didactic materials. We are going to see how to use stick figures in the elaboration of flash cards, posters, and other teaching materials. Objective 3 Stick Figures in language activities We will see how to use Stick Figures in Short Readings, Grammar points, Poems, Controlled Compositions and so on As you see the other models of stick figures used by other persons, you will realize the basic concepts on how to draw stick figures will give you the alternative to create your own stick figure characters in many ways and designs. Simplicity is what counts. We recommend you to practice and copy the different samples provided in this tutorial. Pick up the model that best fits your ability and needs, then keep practicing until you can easily draw your stick figures. Stick Figure collection from Stick Figure collection from JaanrodStudio 03 www.clker.com/clipart-blueman.htm JaanrodStudio 02 www.zazzle.co.uk/stick_figures/
  3. 3. Objective 1: Defining the Stick Figure: 1 A stick Figure is the simplification of a real person , animal or thing into One more Word about stick figures.. lines, shapes and dots. The chart you see below presents different ways to build up your stick figure. The simplest Stick Figure is model A; but you may adopt model B, model C, or model D, because there are not restricted rules in creating these figures. Remember, most of these drawing are done FREEHAND, unless you prepare your material beforehand. What counts is the message or idea you want to project to your students. At the same time invite your students to feel free to graphically express or illustrate their ideas. B C TIp ... ¡¡ Basically the stick figure can be traced with just lines and circles. Yet you may use other shapes and element to create a variety of characters, or to make it easier for you the construction of stick figures according to A your abilities. Now, in order to achieve the best image representation, we will see each structure of the stick figure, that is, the head and the body separately JaanrodStudio 04 D JaanrodStudio 05
  4. 4. Objective 2: Drawing the HEAD 2 3 Objective 3: Simplifying the face You Only need DOTS and LINES to represent the The Basic Shape: The circle or oval stick figure face. SIMPLIFICATION is the key in tracing your stick figure. Other shapes for the head Comic Figure The Female Head Stick Figure The Male Head JaanrodStudio 06 JaanrodStudio 07
  5. 5. Objective 3: Representing Basic Objective 4: Representing Basic Expressions or Emotions 4 Elements of the Face 5 LETTERS can be very useful in representing nose and mouth. Yet hears and nose are not necessarily included in the figure. JaanrodStudio 08 Collection of Yellow Faces from the Internet JaanrodStudio 09
  6. 6. As you have observed in the previous page, with just a few lines and Objective 5: Drawing the BODY some dots you can achieve almost all kinds of Basic expressions. Not too much details is required. Watch your image in a mirror and 6 let you face picture different emotions by playing with your eyebrows, eyes and mouth. With just these elements you can illustrate short contents. Check the following chart below. Remember: 1. Don’t worry about proportion 2. Don’t overwork the figure; Simplicity is the rule, 3. Don’t have your figures static. jaanrodStudio 11 JaanrodStudio 10
  7. 7. Objective 7: Giving the Stick 7 Figure action and characterization In giving action and personality to your stick figures, you must consider these particular points: 1. Exaggerate the action. 2. Include facial expression in simple lines to stress the situation. 3. Consider just the outstanding details regarding professions, sports, nationalities and so on. The following pages include just a few samples of stick figures performing some of these features. JaanrodStudio 12 JaanrodStdio º3
  8. 8. JaanrodStudio 14 Chart 01 Doing Sports JaanrodStudio 15 Chart 01 Occupations
  9. 9. Objective 8: Preparing Didactic 8 Material with Stick Figures Now you are ready to prepare charts, posters, flash cards, Power Point presentations, and so on with Stick Figures. Of course, you need to prepare a Lesson Plan beforehand. We have included some sample to help you organize your new lessons. On the other hand, you can ask your students to prepare their material with stick figures for a particular class. You can prepare material for grammar, vocabulary, short conversations and stories, and many other resources. JaanrodStudio 16 JaanrodStudio 17 Chart 03 Nationalities
  10. 10. Chart 05 JaanrodStudio 19 JaanrodStudio 18 Chart 04
  11. 11. ONE more TIP There are many, many things that we can do with Stick Figures. Meanwhile we hope that this tutorial may motivate and inspire Stick Figures are not limited only to represent you to be creative and efficient in your people. Animals and other things can also be teaching experience. included in the list. Check the following charts. Thanks. below. A Tutorial on Draw and Teach with Stick Figures Prepared by Prof. Jaime A. Rodríguez JaanrodStudio JaanrodStudio 20 jaanrod@gmail.com Tel 253-9118
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