Continuing our Digital Art unit with iPads, 8th Grade students used the App “TypeDrawing” to create these awesome Text Portraits. For this project, students were able to create a self portrait using text that represented them. While some students chose to be more literal, others decided to represent more intangible aspects of their lives.
Students used Self Portraits from an earlier assignment and manipulated them in the TypeDrawing app by drawing on top of the digital photo on the iPad. They were asked to experiment with a variety of text sizes, fonts and colors and when they were finished they removed the photo opacity to leave only the text layer. Some of the results are truly stunning! Way to go 8th Grade!