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# One Pt Lettering

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### One Pt Lettering

1. 1. <ul><li>Introduction to basic one point </li></ul><ul><li>perspective techniques </li></ul><ul><li>Level: 5th to 9th grade </li></ul><ul><li>Math: Measuring and Angles </li></ul><ul><li>Lesson Plan by Noreen </li></ul><ul><li>Strehlow </li></ul>One Point Perspective Lettering
2. 2. <ul><li>Equipment needed: </li></ul><ul><li>White drawing paper </li></ul><ul><li>#2 pencils </li></ul><ul><li>Hand pencil sharpeners </li></ul><ul><li>12” rulers </li></ul><ul><li>Colored pencils </li></ul><ul><li>Overhead projector </li></ul><ul><li>Optional electric pencil sharpener </li></ul><ul><li>Optional Computer with TV or projector output </li></ul>
3. 4. On graph paper draw at least four rectangles, one near each corner. The gray boxes show you where they should be placed.
4. 5. Place your tiny vanishing point in the center of the paper. Then use a ruler to draw a line from the 3 inside & bottom corners of the box to the vanishing point.
5. 6. Here are some color designs Created by just making boxes in One-Point Perspective
6. 9. Use simple block letters now instead of just rectangles.
7. 10. <ul><li>Rounded letters are just a little harder to do in one point perspective because you don’t have the perfect block corners. </li></ul><ul><li>You have to draw two lines instead of one a little bit away from the center of the curves. </li></ul>
8. 11. <ul><li>Choose a positive word that means something to you. </li></ul><ul><li>TRUTH, STRONG, LOYAL, PEACE, TRUST, and BRAVE are some good positive words. </li></ul><ul><li>Carefully space and letter the word in all caps. </li></ul><ul><li>Choose your vanishing point. </li></ul><ul><li>Construct your lines starting with the ones closest to your vanishing point. </li></ul><ul><li>Remember, you have lots more corners now and don’t forget the spaces inside the letters. </li></ul><ul><li>Make sure you don’t draw lines that you wouldn’t see. </li></ul><ul><li>The letters are not see through so we shouldn’t see a lot of extra lines. </li></ul>
9. 12. Whoops! Make sure you spell your words correctly! This exhibit was from 6 th -8 th graders at Thoreau Elementary in Milwaukee, WI March 2004
10. 13. Here are some more student samples.
11. 14. These were done in a summer program at the University of WI-Milwaukee in August of 2004
12. 15. <ul><li>These students created a specific depth to their lettering </li></ul><ul><li>That is more difficult because you must create parallel lines. </li></ul>
13. 16. Have fun doing your own lettering!