Regents International School Pattaya's year 10 IGCSE art students have been studying insects as part of their ‘structures’ project. In this insect project, we have been looking at dried insects in detail, including butterflies, giant spiders, centipedes and beetles. I have learned that every single insect has a different texture, pattern and shape.
This is called observational drawing which means we draw the object exactly how we see it. We also have to know how to draw using a contour style which makes our drawings look three dimensional. In addition, we have learned to use many techniques to create backgrounds before we started to draw the insects such as dripping and splashing colours onto plain paper. We used ink because it is watery and fluid. When we got to paint the insect we needed to make sure that they worked on top of our backgrounds.
When the drawing was finished we then got to do a new kind of sculpture which is creating a wire sculpture based on our drawings.
Yadfah - Year 10 student