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Lesson 34: Drawing a Pyramid

Instructions: Practice drawing three-dimensional triangular pyramids. A triangular pyramid is a three-dimensional form with a triangular base that narrows to a point at the top.

Materials: Ruler, drawing paper, drawing implements such as pencils, fine-tipped pens or markers, or charcoal.

Keywords: Triangular pyramid, triangular, pyramid, cross-section, three-dimensional

Step 1: Draw a triangle.
Step 2: Draw a guideline from the tip of the triangle to just below the base as shown below.
Step 3: Connect the corners of the triangle to the guideline as shown below.
Step 4: Erase the dotted lines as shown below.
Step 5: Examine the solid form of the triangular pyramid below.
Step 6: Practice drawing additional triangular pyramids.

Step 7: With a fresh piece of paper, draw anything you wish, but incorporate at least one triangular pyramid into your artwork. Use glue, scissors, colored paper, markers, paint, or anything else you desire to create your artwork.

See below the painting 'The Great Sphinx, Pyramids of Gizeh' by Scottish painter David Roberts. Examine the painting and find the pyramids. How many pyramids do you see?

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