You need: graphite pencil, ruler, rubber, pencil sharpener, colour pencils
KEEP YOUR PENCILS SHARP
Draw lightly so that you can rub out easily.
1. Using your graphite pencil: Draw a large square – as large as you can (yes
freehand) on your next blank page. You may use the edge of your paper as a guide,
keeping an even distance, gauging by your eye and your heart.
2. Find the centre using your eyes and your heart – no measuring, even with hands
and fingers – train your inner sense for balance and proportion
3. Draw a LARGE circle around the centre point. The rounder your circle, the more
accurate and proportionate your drawing will be.
4. Mark 12 *EQUIDISTANT points on the *circumference of the circle and lightly
number them starting with 1 at the top The more evenly spaced your points, the
more accurate and the more beautiful your drawing will be.
5. Use your ruler to connect every other point to make a hexagon.
6. Line up your ruler with points 2 and 8 to find the centre of line 1,3 and line 7,9. Line
up your ruler with points 4 and 10 to find the centre of lines 3,5 and 9,11. Line up
your ruler with points 6 and 12 to find the centre of lines 5,7 and 11,1. Mark the
centre of these lines with a small point. Use your ruler to draw lines connecting
these points to make a new hexagon.
7. Repeat step 6 10-13 times, depending on the size of your circle. If you begin to
loose the shape of your hexagon, it’s time to stop.
8. Choose 6 colours of coloured pencil. Start with your lightest colour (in case you
make a mistake – it’ll be easier to rub out)
9. Lightly mark one outer section of the circle, then working your way towards the
centre, one triangle of the largest hexagon, then one triangle of the adjacent one
and so on until you get to the centre. You can leave the centre hexagon uncoloured
or use golden yellow.
10. Using the side of your pencil lead shade in the triangles.