We have been working hard on another collaboration with our friends from 5/6JC. Miss Crowther was keen for us to continue working with her class after our trading card exchange. Her class were working on their writing skills and wanted to create some informational reports. We had an email conversation to work out the details of a collaboration where her class became the authors and our class became the illustrators. As our class have been exploring Space, Mrs S suggested that 5/6JC might like to write their reports about newly discovered alien species. They then emailed their reports to our class who were responsible for reading the information carefully and creating an illustration for the text.
This was a perfect opportunity for our class to revisit and practice some of the computer illustration techniques they had used earlier in the year to create avatars. Our avatars are displayed in the header at the top of our blog. Once we received our information reports we set to work reading carefully and sketching out some initial ideas. Once those ideas were on paper we found ourselves at computers all around the school working on the final product.
We had a very tight time frame. We had one day to sketch out our ideas, create our alien and save it into a folder for Mrs S to access. Most of us were able to focus on our work and get this task done very efficiently and showcase our computer drawing skills. Sometimes it was a struggle to take the text and turn this into a picture but everyone enjoyed trying.
Here are our intial sketches and the texts we were sent by 5/6JC
And below are all the great illustrations. You will see both the artwork from our class and the original artwork created by the students of 5/6JC.