ACTIVITY: Use the information transfer technique to create a pixel art drawing.
Recommended materials: grid paper, pencil, crayons/colored pencils
Pixels, or picture elements, are the smallest points of visual components on a digital image. They may be dots, lines, or other kinds of shapes. On a digital screen, the colors of pixels are made by combining a mix of blue, green, and red. The more pixels used to represent an image, the closer the result can resemble the original.
The concept of "pixel art" can be understood in terms of how images are made using Perler beads and sticky note art. The drawing space is separated into small boxes, or grids. Each "box" in the drawing is represented by one color, or picture element. All together, the colored boxes give the appearance of an image.
|"Perler Bead Helicopter" by Kid's Birthday Parties is licensed under CC BY-ND 2.0||"Sticky Note Mario" by Patrick Gensel is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0|
Create a pixel art drawing. Submit your project below!
Work with others to complete a virtual stickerboard! Each person can color in 250 squares per day. What will the final image reveal? How is this activity like pixel art?
How to color the board: