Just in time for Halloween, Star City High School art students recently played Dr. Frankenstein by carefully assembling the gruesome details needed to create their own scary drawings of famous Hollywood monsters.
Students in Roger Darren High’s art I classes recently applied an understanding of symmetry in order to create drawings of characters from classic horror movies and television shows.
Symmetry is what occurs when one side of something balances out or mirrors the other. If you were to draw a mid-line from the top of your forehead, down the middle of your nose, over your lips and to the bottom of your chin, you could see that your eyes, ears, nostrils, and teeth all mirror each other on either side of the line.
Students were each given a one side of a photograph of a character from a classic horror film or science fiction movie divided down the line of symmetry. The students were then required to draw the mirror image of the character’s face and body in order to complete the drawing.
The drawing lesson taught students to understand facial proportions and how to create drawings using photographs as references.
The drawings created by the art I students are on currently on display as the “Fearful Symmetry ‘13” exhibit at Star City High School.