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Art Lesson Part 3

June 13, 2011

Here’s a project my 10-year-old did today. She drew a picture with pencil:

Then she scanned it into photoshop and punched up the contrast, so the lines blackened a bit.

Then she created a second layer on top of the first layer. She changed the second layer properties to “multiply”, to prevent the lines on her first layer from being covered by the second layer.

Then she used the paintbrush to color the second layer. I told her to only use colors above an imaginary line in the color picker, represented above by the green line–to prevent her colors from getting too dark and drowning out her beautiful outlines. The goal was to repeat colors in groups of three, creating triangles of color. You can see the red triangle below:

See how many triangles of color you can find in her picture. See how many repeated colors you can find in her picture. See how many colors that are close, but slightly varied you can find in her picture.

Now go try it yourself!

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