Quite some time ago, students in Art One and Art Appreciation brought in an image of a person they love or admire. I encouraged students to bring in an image of a family member because I knew it would keep them focused and dedicated to recreating the image. Many students chose family members or friends, others chose movie stars, politicians and inventors.
|Portrait by Maddeliene Z.|
|Portrait by Victoria D. of her grandfather.|
|Portrait by Marissa V. of her nephew.|
Along the way, students practiced drawing facial features in their sketchbook, and used a variety of values to make them appear three-dimensional.
Students used tracing paper over their reference image to try and see the shapes of the facial features more clearly. They also spent a lot of time measuring and comparing distances between features.
|Portrait by Oksana S.|
|Portrait by Ladijah H.|
|Portrait by Myers of her grandfather|