A Video Game Monster Comes to Life, But in a Metal Version
- By Jefferson S., 5H
During Art Class, we learned about metal tooling and Ms.
Palefsky told us that we could pick a subject for our copper or aluminum
sheets. She showed us photos of ancient armor that used this technique. And
that’s when it hit me, I thought of the armor in a video game called Minecraft
and how I could make something from the video game in art class. The first
thing I thought of was a creature called a creeper,
and how I could use the aluminum to make its head. I also used permanent color markers,
cardboard and white drawing paper to show a video game player inside his house,
with a creeper outside his window. The metal tooling was challenging because I
had to use lots of pressure to make a mark and draw from my memory. Finally, I
finished, and it looked real with all the embossing. I hope it inspires others
to try metal tooling.