A Video Game Monster Comes to Life, But in a Metal Version
- By Jefferson S., 5H
During Art Class, we learned about metal tooling and Ms.
Palefsky told us that we could pick a subject for our copper or aluminum
sheets. She showed us photos of ancient armor that used this technique. And
that’s when it hit me, I thought of the armor in a video game called Minecraft
and how I could make something from the video game in art class. The first
thing I thought of was a creature called a creeper,
and how I could use the aluminum to make its head. I also used permanent color markers,
cardboard and white drawing paper to show a video game player inside his house,
with a creeper outside his window. The metal tooling was challenging because I
had to use lots of pressure to make a mark and draw from my memory. Finally, I
finished, and it looked real with all the embossing. I hope it inspires others
to try metal tooling.
In art we are doing Thanksgiving projects. One of the
projects we are doing is a THANKS picture by putting tape for the
letters, painting over everything and at the end when you take off the
tape, it says THANKS in white and it
looks nice. Another thing we are doing is making a tree with leaves falling.
The big leaves falling are closer to you, and the small leaves on the tree look
farther away. We are doing lots of other festive art too. I feel lucky that I’m
in fourth grade because I get to do all these fun things.