Students of Milica O'brien and Jan McMullin at Queen Victoria Public School in Toronto were inspired by Aesop's Fables, fairy tales and books. Planning their pictures first with pencil drawings helped the artists organize their ideas. These ESL students did an excellent job of visual storytelling and their illustrations convey information and express emotion. Look closely at these illustrations, you may see some of your favourite characters and stories.
Click on the images to enlarge...
4th graders in Mr. Blakeney's class in Leesburg, Viginia, used plasticine to illustrate key moments in the Virginian history.
Ms. McEnery's class at St. Columba's School with Facility for Deaf Children in Cork, Ireland, wrote "Amazing alternative endings to Fox Walked Alone" and illustrated their stories with plasticine. Brilliant work!
This artist uses several techniques with excellent results. Blended and smeared colours make a beautiful sunset sky, the bright orange fire and marshmallows pop out against the background. The textures of the grass and base of the fire add to the 3D effect. I like the way the two people are balanced facing each other, and I can tell they are friends. There must be a story behind this lovely picture!
This student's interest in airplanes inspired this realistic picture. Illustrations, maps and diagrams can help tell "true stories", or non-fiction. - BR