Illustrate a Song, Poem or Story
You will be choosing a song, poem, story or legend to illustrate. You do not have to make up the text, but if you choose you can create a story to illustrate.
You will be making a watercolour painting to illustrate your story, song or poem. You may decide to illustratate only one line from the song, poem or story, or you may decide to include a lot of imagery from the song, poem or story.
Think about the colour scheme!(what colours will give different emotions related to the song? )
1. Start by finding a story, poem or song.
2. Create sketches for what your images will look like and the layout of the page.
3. Lightly sketch the image on watercolour paper.
4. Paint the images carefully on the watercolour paper.
5. As the final step Include the text either on the page itself, by drawing it on, or print it on the computer to glue on, or Print as a separate page to be shown with the work. (If your writing is not neat, choose to print your text on the computer).
**REMEMBER TO CREATE YOUR OWN IMAGES; DO NOT USE IMAGES THAT SOMEONE ELSE HAS ALREADY CREATED!
FOR EXAMPLE, DO NOT DEPICT WINNIE THE POOH BECAUSE THAT IS A DISTINCT CHARACTER THAT SOMEONE ELSE MADE.
Watercolour Song Illustration Evaluation
Use of Images: Images enhance and illustrate the text well. Images show evidence of planning and thought to the final design (Hand in sketches). Images are interesting to look at, and are original designs. There are a variety of viewpoints or angles, or different types of scenes. Creativity and strong composition are demonstrated. 21 (7 per page)
Use of Medium and color choices: Watercolours were used with accuracy, skill, blending of colours, variety of shades and tints. Background painted first, then the foreground. 12 (4 marks per page)
Quality of Workmanship: Neat, clean, accurate, using care and attention on piece. 9 (3 per page)
Text is included or attached to images in a way that is appealing to the design and images. 3 (1 per page)