I teach a Computer Graphic Design class comprised of mostly 11th and 12th graders. We started the semester learning about vectors and branding, and then moved onto raster graphics. Our school uses Gimp, a photo editing program similar to Photoshop.
When I took a design class in high school, we created chimeras. I thought my students would enjoy the project, too.
A chimera is a Greek mythological creature made up of parts from a lion, goat, and snake. It was mentioned in Homer’s Illiad. Today, the term chimera describes any fictional animal made of 2 or more animal parts.
My students had to use parts from at least 3 different animals. They mostly used layer masks and color adjustments to create their chimeras.
They are a very talented group of students, and I am very proud of them!
Which one was your favorite?