When it is transformed by your imagination! The first book, I've chosen to explore is Not a Box by Antonette Portis. With simple line drawings, a clever rabbit show us that a simple box can become anything.
While researching the possibilities using cardboard boxes, I discovered a wonderful website: “BOXDOODLE”. http://www.neu-e.de/ Included on the site are numerous samples of transformed boxes. A really exciting feature is “The Doodle Tool” where you can transform a virtual box using digital painting tools.
I chose to explore the box doodle idea using traditional media: acrylic paint and markers. The wonderful part of this project for art classes is re-purposing cardboard boxes we usually throw away.
Saving money +
Helping the environment +
igniting our student’s imagination =
WHAT'S NOT TO LOVE?
The illustration I created was based on my box transformation. I used Derwent watercolor pencils and sharpie thin point markers. This style is a radical change from what I usually do but I loved the freedom of stepping “outside of the box”.