Sunday, January 15, 2012

Manga Action Heroes

Year 4 looked closely at Manga (a form of Japanese animation) before designing their self-portraits as a Manga Action Hero. To research Manga, we watched some classic TV clips such as Sailor Moon, Astro Boy, Dragon Ball Z, Pokemon and my personal favourite, Samurai Pizza Cats!
Students had to think about what powers/skills they might have and practise drawing Manga characters in different action stances as well as imitate the unique way Japanese Manga artists draw hair and facial features. The students really enjoyed doing this project and the results were very successful. It was a nice end to our Japanese Program.
Do you recognise any of these superheroes from the playground?

Miss Nixon's artwork: