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Poem Writing and illustration part 2 - illustrating your work and scanning it with HP Smart

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Poem Writing and illustration part 2 - illustrating your work and scanning it with HP Smart

Using your poem as the literary source material for your illustration. I would like for you to illustrate your poem in a thoughtful and meaningful way. Make it look good! Do your very best to follow all the following directions to achieve the most professional result.

Step 1: Create a story board for your poem.

Step 2: Analyze your three storyboard images and select your favorite one that best illustrates the mood and narrative of your poem.

Step 3: Using your favorite storyboard mock up as a base inspiration image, you will now illustrate your poem on a clean white sheet of paper with a pencil.

Step 4: After you complete your pencil drawing, you need to trace over it with a black ink pen or extra fine tip marker.

Step 5: Once your illustration is traced over in black lines, you need to colorize your picture.

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Poem Writing Art Assignment during Coronvirus Pandemic

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Poem Writing Art Assignment during Coronvirus Pandemic

This is part 1 of my middle school art student's assignment. I'm posting it here for all homeschoolers and new homeschool parents who find themselves interested in a new, globally-minded, and relevant creative art project for themselves or their kids. Enjoy!

Here’s the idea. Each one of us/you will brainstorm and write a poem about the coronavirus and/or social distancing and how you are handling it. You will edit this poem for clarity, cleverness, and grammar and turn it in.

Make it real and emotional by giving specific true-to-life examples, or make it super creative by writing an allegory or metaphor for your current experience.

  • An allegory is a story, poem, or picture that can be interpreted to reveal a hidden meaning, typically a moral or political one.
  • A metaphor is a figure of speech in which a word or phrase is applied to an object or action to which it is not literally applicable.
  • A poem is a piece of writing that partakes of the nature of both speech and song that is nearly always rhythmical, usually metaphorical, and often exhibits such formal elements as meter, rhyme, and stanza structure.

Once you're finished with your poem, move on to part 2: illustration

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Writing and Illustrating a Children's Book - Part 6 Consolidating your pages for publishing

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Writing and Illustrating a Children's Book - Part 6 Consolidating your pages for publishing

In this post, I demonstrate how to overlay text over your illustration/page in Gimp. After you complete all your pages, save them out as a JPEG and PDF files. For simple consolidation use the pdfs and drag and drop the thumbnail of one over the other starting with your book cover. For Ereader files (.epub files) you can build your book page by page in a google document and then download it for free as a .epub file. At that point you're ready to sell it or post it online! Go ahead and make yourself famous!

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Writing and Illustrating a Children's Book - part 5: Book Cover

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Writing and Illustrating a Children's Book - part 5: Book Cover

- BOOK COVER DESIGN - Hello Artist!!! Today is step 4 of this project - writing and illustrating a short story. I am very proud of all your hard work!!! Keep it up! Today is all about the book cover. What is needed on a good book cover and why is it needed? 1. Title - This is important as it sums up the theme of your story and tries to hook your reader in by the cover alone. Subtitles can also be added to elaborate or distinguish one book in a series from others. You will likely not have...

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Writing and Illustrating a short story part 4 - your first illustration

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Writing and Illustrating a short story part 4 - your first illustration

Today you will illustrate your first illustration from your storybook. Remember, you may do as many illustrations as you like within your book. The minimum is 2 illustration pages, per person. Let's start by evaluating your storyboard page from your first passage of text. This should already be complete by now. If not, go back to the storyboard assignment and complete it first, then move forward to this step. Looking at your complete storyboard page of three design options, think about which design best communicates the feeling and event from the selected passage. Now that you have a clear idea...

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