At our teen camp in July, our first day was focused on drawing so we could make sure all of the campers had the skills they needed to create beautiful paintings. Drawing accurately can make or break a painting.

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Some of the campers had never drawn with charcoal or learned the methods and techniques that go into drawings and did a great job. We started very basic with line drawings so they could practice measuring and getting the correct angles and proportions.

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Each camper was given a sketchbook to use throughout camp and bring home after. One of our requirements was that they draw thumbnail sketches before working on their main drawing to decide how they wanted it to look and practice a bit beforehand.

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The drawings featured in this post were originally line drawings. After learning about value and shading a perfect sphere, the students filled in their line drawings and here are the beautiful results.

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