Thursday, September 18, 2014

Virtual Refrigerator: Big Ben

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This week Kennady got started on her first study of a country in her Cultural Geography course. One of the best-known symbols of England is the famous clock tower in London. It is known around the world as Big Ben, although that name actually refers to one of the large bells. Kennady tried her hand at sketching Big Ben yesterday.

It's hard to get the perspective exactly right! This time she felt the clock face was a little squashed.

For comparison, these are the clock towers Kennady and Landon drew a few years ago. I think proportions of her clock face and tower were a little better the first time, but she included much more detail in her updated sketch. I shared these first time around sketches of Big Ben from the archives on a previous Virtual Refrigerator.

Big Ben
Kennady's sketch of Big Ben

Big Ben
Landon's sketch of Big Ben

At that time we also made a paper model of Big Ben (we found the free printable template at
Big Ben

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