Thursday, November 20, 2014

Todd Parr Inspired Self Portraits

I just completed a little art project with our Grade 1 students using Adobe Ideas iPad App.

After reading a few Todd Parr books, Ms Krause's class decided they wanted to draw some Todd Parr self portraits. To get the look we wanted we decided that Adobe Ideas, a free drawing app, would be the best bet.

First, we drew the outline using the black pencil tool:

Then we coloured in the parts of the face by holding finger down within each defined area. By holding the finger down it recognizes that you want to fill the area. The area you want to fill must be a closed shape.

Once the face was completely filled, we created shrunk the face down (by pinching) then drew a border around the entire face - Zooming out allowed us to colour a large enough area that we could crop in the next step.


Once the outside border was filled, we used the pinch technique to zoom back in on the face so that it filled the screen nicely. once exported the image would be cropped to the same size you see once zoomed in. Then we exported (shared) the image to the camera roll/photo app.

Here are the finished pieces that this talented Grade 1 class completed! Todd Parr will be proud!


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