Pointillism is a form of painting that involves using dots to make a picture. We simply used the end of a paintbrush dipped in paint to copy a picture of ourselves traced from a photo. Our painting could be abstract or lifelike but at the end they all looked amazing. It was really difficult because there are a lot of different shades for a face and we only had the basic colours to work with. This meant that we had to experiment with the paint until we were satisfied with the colour, before dabbing it onto the paper. Afterwards, we compared the pointillism pictures to our photos.
Since we learnt this at the beginning of term, we are now putting these skills to the test and attempting to paint a pointillism picture for our fact files on disasters.