To draw a box….
The pictures below are shots of some of my students struggling to make something that looks like something. At a certain age students really want to get it right and be able to depict and draw something that looks right. Whatever that means. I start out by showing them how to draw simple cubes, cylinders, and then eventually how to stack them up.
The ones above are pretty good examples of stacking boxes. It’s harder than it looks. They are not drawing from life, but instead using a program of instructions that enable them to draw the boxes. I ran into this book called Mark Kistlers Draw Squad a while back and most of what I’m teaching comes from there.
The hard thing to do is to get them to make stuff with the boxes. You can start to see the box shape being utilized above to make buildings. Then we work on cylinders and try to make them into robots.