How does the illustrator show movement? Students said he changed the position of the arms, legs, drew the giraffe off the ground, added lines to show movement like in a cartoon. Next I demonstrated how to use simple shapes to draw a giraffe dancing. Naturally students asked if they could draw any animal they want. I was thrilled they were confident enough to use their own ideas! The objective is to show movement in this piece not to draw a giraffe. So we ended up with Cat's Can't Dance, Dinosaurs Can't Dance, Squirrels Can't Dance and of course
Giraffe's Can't Dance!