Here's an Art Attack to help you paint reflections in your picture!
You will need:
|Carefully fold an A3-size piece of card in half.|
|On the left hand side of the card, draw a simple cartoon-like figure lightly in pencil.|
|Use a generous amount of paint, and paint one or two parts of the picture at a time.|
|Carefully close the card before the paint dries.|
|When you open it again, the excess paint will have printed onto the right hand side of the picture, leaving a mirror image.|
|Keep painting and repeat the technique after each one or two colours.|
|As you build up the picture, it starts to look like a reflected image.|
|Add on final detail - in this case it's buttons and stripes on a scarf.|
|And when the last of the paint has dried, add on final feature detail using a fine permanent black pen.|
|When you draw on the side of the reflection, make the pen work lighter.|
|Finally with a light blue pen or pencil, add some lightly drawn shine lines onto the reflected part of the picture, to add to the reflected effect...|
...then use a ruler draw the frame of a mirror around the printed image.
And that's it!
|Here are some other ideas - a cat looking into a mirror...|
...or a mum, putting her make-up on!
Try it yourself!