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How To Draw A 3 Dimension (3D) Flower

3D drawing is a visual illusion trick kids will love to learn.

In this project, we will be learning about the properties of depth perception.

You will draw an object that looks like it’s jumping out of (or into) the 2D piece of paper.

See how your eyes can perceive images differently when the picture is distorted.

It’s the perfect fine motor and concentration exercise.

It can also spark some artistic creativity in kids.

A 3D flower on paper. How to draw 3D flower STEM activity
How To Draw A 3 Dimension (3D) Flower

How To Draw A 3 Dimension (3D) Flower

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Active Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

Draw a 3D flower on a 2D paper!

Materials

  • paper
  • marker (any color)
  • pencil

Tools

  • adult supervision

Instructions

  1. Trace the outline of a flower on the paper using a pencil.
  2. Draw parallel straight lines across the paper.When you reach the outline, skip over the flower and continue drawing the straight lines on the other side of the flower.
  3. After you finish drawing parallel lines all over the paper, fill in the flower with curve lines.Draw an arch between the point where the straight line ends on one side of the flower and the point where the straight line begins on the other side again. Kids will love to learn this 3D drawing trick

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Why

Depth perception is our visual ability to perceive the distance of an object.

It allows us to perceive three dimensions (3D) in the world around us. 

This line drawing technique makes use of curvilinear perspective to create depth perception so that a drawing on 2D surface is perceived to be 3D.

Here are more examples and technical explanation of this technique: Spherical Perspective

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