April 07, 2022 3 min read
Some historians speculate that April Fools’ Day dates back to 1582, when France switched from the Julian calendar to the Gregorian calendar, as called for by the Council of Trent in 1563. In the Julian Calendar, as in the Hindu calendar, the new year began with the spring equinox around April 1.
People who were slow to get the news or failed to recognize that the start of the new year had moved to January 1 and continued to celebrate it during the last week of March through April 1 became the butt of jokes and hoaxes and were called “April fools.” These pranks included having paper fish placed on their backs and being referred to as “poisson d’avril” (April fish), said to symbolize a young, easily caught fish and a gullible person.
In this tutorial we used the following supplies:
Step 1. We start the drawing using circles and lines to outline the figure of the clown. (Pencil B)
Step 2. Based on the construction lines, we draw the shape of the torso and head of the clown. And also the bow and shoes, and with the lines we outline the collar and the line of the eyes. (Pencil B)
Step 3. We remove unnecessary construction lines and draw the elements of the costume. And also the face and outline of the flower. (Pencil B)
Step 4. We remove unnecessary lines. And draw the shape of the hair, cap, flower, details on the costume and draw a hoop, balls and bowling pins. (Pencil B)
Step 5. Remove the remaining unnecessary lines. And add the remaining details, such as: the stripes on the suit and hoop, the sole, the texture of the hair and the pompom. (Pencil B)
Step 6. Let's move on to working with colors. To do this, we make a general tone. We use orange for the suit and hair. Yellow for the stripe on the cap and suit. Burgundy for the buttons and pink for the pockets and collar, blue for the bow. And green for the stem of the flower and cap. (Colored pencils yellow, orange, green, burgundy, pink, blue)
Step 7. Strengthen all the colors and also add shadows on orange. Use burgundy in red, on pink burgundy, on yellow orange, on green dark green, and on blue dark blue. We also make shadows on the petals with blue. (Colored pencils yellow, orange, green, burgundy, pink, blue, red, blue)
Step 8. We make a general tone for the remaining elements. Shoes and nose in red. handkerchiefs in blue and green, balloons in blue, yellow, orange, hoop in blue and pink mouth. We paint over the eyes with black. (Colored pencils yellow, orange, green, pink, blue, red, black)
Step 9. We work out the remaining elements and so on in the same way as in the previous steps. Enhance all the colors and make the shadows match. The red elements enhance the color, we also make the stripes on the bowling pins red and blue. (Colored pencils yellow, orange, green, burgundy, pink, blue, red, blue)