By drawing a fish in Microsoft paint, students will be able to draw cartoon animals and objects, and properly use the different types of drawing tools in paint.
Drawing things on Microsoft (MS) paint is something that I enjoy to do in my free time. You may think that you can't because you are bad at drawing with pencil and paper you won't be good at paint, well you can't be any further from the truth. One of the main reasons I love MS paint, is because it's so easy to undo things you don't like. At first you may not like your drawing, but keep going! If you try and try pretty soon your drawings will look awesome! In this Instructable, we will be drawing a fish, it is not the main "project" per se, but it will help you get started on the steps in drawing.
Here are the three main things you need to remember:
Curved Lines are our Friends:
While they may seem quite confusing, they are very simple. Just click on point A, then B, and click and drag until the line looks like how you like it!
Ctrl+Z is also our Friend:
Like I said before, the best way to make drawings is to constantly "undo". It's alright to admit your mistakes, and then retry. It only takes a few seconds and will make your drawing much better.
Make Custom Colors:
Normal colors are too... bland. When we see colors like those every day, they get kind of boring. Another great reason to use custom colors is that you should never settle for less than perfection, and if a color looks a little "funky" you may want to switch it out.
Now that we got our base rules down, let's start on the fish!
Step 1: The Main Outline
When you make a paint animal, first you make the outline. This mostly consists of curves but, honestly, if you think it fits your personal style better to only use straight lines, go for it. This is the hardest part, and it is also the part with the most Ctrl+Z-ing. You start at the top, then work your way down. Afterwards, you do the major details, like facial features and gills.