Children in KS2 attended an afterschool art club with local digital artist, Mike Barrett. We looked at some of Mike's artwork, as inspiration, before we began planning our own pictures. First we used digital cameras to take our portraits.
We then used black ink pens to create line drawings of our portraits. Some children added extra lines to create an abstract feel to their work.
Once we were happy with our portrait, we added block colour, using vibrant ink.
The finished inked drawings look wonderful.
But we didn't stop there...
We scanned our inked portraits into the computer and uploaded the image into Dazzle3. We then used various tools to create a digital masterpiece in the style of Mike's work.
We created a background, using various scanned images: bubble wrap, coffee cup stains and even paint splashes!
Here are some of our finished, digital pieces.