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Painting Self Portraits With iPads

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Today our fifth grade art students are painting self portraits using the iPad camera and Sketchbook Express. They are learning about layers, color sampling, and opacity…and doing a GREAT job!

 

3 comments on “Painting Self Portraits With iPads

  1. Can you recommend a YouTube video or other resource for this? I would love to do with my students!

    • Unfortunately, there is not a video that I know of, but it is easy.
      1.The kids take a self portrait photo with the iPad.
      2. Open Sketchbook Express and upload the photo to a new canvas.
      3. Use the eyedropper tool to sample colors before drawing. Adjust the opacity of the photo layer to 50% before painting.
      4 Add a layer for the large areas of color and paint those first.
      5. Add another layer for the details. You are only allowed 3 layers on Sketchbook Express, so they may want to merge the top 2 layers and add one more for highlights.

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