Drawing a nesting doll design
Animating the nesting doll
In order to animate the nesting doll I needed to have the image saved on my camera roll of the iPad as a PNG with a transparent background. The Do Ink animation app gives you the option to save the image this way.
I used the Superimpose app to make a top and bottom image of the nesting doll so I could animate it. I used the mask tab and square tool to select and delete the bottom half then save it with "mask as png". Then I hit the "undo" button to restore the image and select and delete the top half and save it the same way.
This 2nd grade lesson introduces students to the artwork of Keith Haring. He made colorful painting with figures in action poses. I use this artwork to teach very basic figure drawing, complementary colors, primaries and secondary colors, action/ movement, positive/negative space, line pattern, and shape pattern. We begin by drawing poses using the help of a template students cut out and assemble by themselves. This template allows them to play with poses then trace the ones they like. Download the template.
Student Work: see gallery here
When students finished their paintings, they looked at them through 3-D glasses to see if the complementary colors made the actions poses even more vibrant.
Finished stop motion animations:
The fifth graders from 5-1 used the second graders' step up one day and made this:
Digital Extension: Create it digitally
Digital Warm Up Drawing:
Digital Extension: Make and Move
Students can use the template over a piece of construction paper and animate the figure against a complementary color background to demonstrate movement dynamically. I use the free app iMotion HD and have student make a short video. 30 images makes a 2 second video at 15 frames per second. I collect the individual videos for one class video.
Tutorial: Make it Move it Figures
As I was walking down the cereal aisle at Target I stopped and noticed the limited addition Avengers corn flakes box. I probably took notice because of the Wheaties box next to it since I had made a template for students to create their own Wheaties box cover in this previous post. It made me think of my old Superhero Cereal project from years and years ago. I decided to revamp the project for iPads and explore different ways of designing the box cover. I found boxes featuring athletes, celebrities, and even Norman Rockwell's portraits of children. So, I designed a template on a white background. It requires an image with a transparent or erased background to layer over the template. Here are a couple ways to approach this.
You'll want to start by downloading my Blank Corn Flakes Template and my optional Limited Edition Box stripe. The easiest way to layer a photo into the template is to have the student pose first in front of green screen. Then, import all these images into the Green Screen App by DoInk. Set up your layers like this: bottom=template middle=photo (resize by pinching) top=(optional) stripe (resize and try to stay to keep it straight). Use the "image" mode to save in a snap to your camera roll. You'll need to go back and crop the photo to remove the black edges with the built in editing tools.
You can have students create a piece of art, erase the background and layer using the Superimpose App. I like to use the drop shadow effect as I save the image to give it more depth. I have a simple tutorial for this process on my Wheaties post.
Here is a box cover idea: Animated Bobblehead Corn Flakes!
Now that the Green Screen App by DoInk and the DoInk Animation app communicate with each other (I export DoInk animations to the "shared folder" option and import the animation in the Green Screen app via the "shared folder" option), you can create an animation in one and import it into other for SO many super cool effects.
Learn about how to create animated bobbleheads in this previous post.
This cover design was photoshlopped. See the original cover here. Learn how I use superimpose app to do some simple photoshlopping here.
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