Thursday, July 30, 2015

5th Grade - Pixel Portrait

Another project inspired by Thomas Elementary Art, this one was a huge hit with the fifth graders.  As big as Minecraft is nowadays, I have a ton of students drawing in the pixel style anyway, so this was right up their alley.  First, I gave each student a grid paper and, with a bit of a learning curve, asked them to draw a picture of themselves (and background of course) by using only the blue lines that go straight up and down.  The bigger they work, the easier it is to add things like curves and details.  Once the grid portrait was up to snuff, we traced it onto a piece of sketch paper and added some color.

I really enjoyed this project myself, and think the work turned out great.

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