Aim & Objectives
Children are attracted by these inbuilt brushes and they go on trying many styles using these brushes, which ignites their imagination and creativity. With this lesson, children could easily create nature sceneries with the in-built brushes and its reflections. Duplication the layer, then flipping it horizontally, moving down and reducing the opacity of that layer, proper reflections can be created. Otherwise, this would involve many strokes and steps.
Process for the Lesson
In this lesson, I am showing how to create reflections in water. Usually children avoided painting reflections and it may not come proper. It has to be an exact replica of the objects and also float on the water. But in digital painting, with a few simple steps proper reflections can be made. The concept of layers played an important role in this lesson. Children could easily understand the concept of opacity and how, when it should be used. They could also learn the concept of flipping and mirror images. When children found that creating reflections is so easy, they created many sceneries and their reflections. It is a fun way too, where there is no stress and less time is required. Most differently enabled children, who have poor fine motor skill, often attempt only abstract paintings. But when proper, fun – based simple training are given, they are enthusiastic to try sceneries and objects too.