I did a drawing of what I think my thought process is. It is very linear, and shows how cognitively overactive I perceive myself to be. I included things like “me” in Hebrew, LOTS of turtles, and things about math, books, and travel. I tried to show how a normal half-second was in my thoughts (but with some things taken out). I am not a very artfully inclined person, so most of the things in my brain were not pictures.
In Language Arts, we drew how we thought our brains looked. Then we put words describing what was in our brains and drew pictures. Then, I drew pictures around my brain and colored them in. The picture above is my brain that I drew.
On the iPad there are many fun things to do. The thing I am going to talk about is an app called Skitch. Skitch is an app that is also on the laptops and the other Apple computers. I use Skitch for drawing, especially for my history comic that I am doing. The book that I’m reading is called The Ghost of Tokaido Inn. I am using Skitch and Comic Life, the program Finn is using for Finnotopia, to do my history comic. I also draw basketball strategy on it. That is how I use skitch.
I am trying to makes a group that makes books, characters, and ideas so we can get published. If we come popular enough in North Carolina then we could spread it more. If you know anyone you can contact that can help or spread the idea. I am currently trying to make a superhero comic. If you want to join please say so!
I will be telling you how to make a comic on your computer. Yes, you heard me right. A comic made on YOUR computer.
1. Get the Apps; You can get Skitch for free of the App Store, whereas unfortunately Comic Life 2 Costs $29.99 (In dollars, for any foreigners who might be reading this).
2. Open Comic Life 2, and decline the updates and the email window.
3. Chose from a number of templates; once you open up your comic you can also chose the layout of the comic.
4. You can also choose a variety of comic bubbles, like the thought bubble and the angry bubble.
Let’s get to Skitch. Once you download and open Skitch, you will see two links. Push ‘Wipe’, which is on the bottom right of the screen. You can draw anything you want, like a circle, square, and you can choose from an almost infinite amount of colors. Once you finish your drawing, you can drag it (there is a thing at the bottom of the screen that you can drag it from), after you save it, of course. Then open Comic Life 2 again (in the comic you already started, and you can drag the picture into the comic and voila. If you keep this up you will eventually have a full comic.