Twitter is great! Last night Bianca Ní Ghrógáin (@groganbee) Tweeted a link to this visual art website called Weave Silk. As next week is Digital Art Week, I decided to let my pupils have a go at creating some digital art using the site. They’ve had great fun using the site for homework and posting their creations on their blogs.
This is a really simple website to use to create great pieces of digital art. No matter how many times you use it, you’ll always come up with something different and interesting. Even kids who think they are no good at art will be pleased with their creations. Simply by dragging your mouse on the screen, you create a symmetrical drawing. By clicking on the colour button on the top right of the screen, you get a colour wheel to change colour. In this section you also have a slider which allows you to draw from a range of no rotational symmetry up to six fold rotational symmetry. You also have options to “Mirror Across Centre” and “Spiral Towards Centre”.
When you are finished drawing you have a couple of options. If you click on the “Save” icon, a thumbnail appears, and you just right click the thumbnail and save the image to your PC/Laptop. The second option is to click the “Share” button. This allows you to save your image via email, Twitter, Facebook or Pinterest. This also gives you the URL to the image. When you insert this URL into a website or blog, it allows others to see, step by step, how you created the image. An example of this is HERE
This is a great website for creating digital art and bot myself and the pupils love it.