The self-portraits look fantastic! I am amazed by the results of those who have completed this drawing project. Look for more photographs of the finished products on next week’s blog. I hope to have these on display in the front hallway by the end of next week, be sure to stop by and check them out!
The due date for the portraits has been extended until the end of the class on Tuesday.
Portrait UNIT TEST will be given in class on TUESDAY, September 25. Each student took home a study guide that I will post it on this blog as well.
We will begin our next unit of study and project on Thursday. This unit is on color theory; we will be using colored pencils to create several drawings.
Portrait Unit Study Guide
Value-the darkness or lightness of a hue
Hue-A color’s name
Line-the path of a dot through space
Elements of Art- Basic visual symbols artists use to create works of visual art. The elements of art are line, shape, form, space, color, texture, and value.
Portrait – A work of art that represents a specific person, a group of people, or an animal. Portraits usually show what a person looks like as well as revealing something about the subject’s personality. Portraits can be made of any sculptural material or in any two-dimensional medium. Portraiture is the field of portrait making and portraits in general.
Self-Portrait-a portrait an artist makes using himself or herself as the subject
Andy Warhol- American Artist, 1928-87, painter and printmaker, considered a Pop artist
POP art is an art movement that began in the United States in the 1960’s. The name comes from the pictorial references to popular culture.
Rembrant van Rijn, Dutch Artist, 1606-69, painter and printer, considered a part of the Dutch Golden Age
Mary Cassatt-American Artist, 1845-1926, painter, considered an Impressionist painter
Vincent van Gogh-Dutch 1853-90, painter, considered a Post-Impressionist painter
Pablo Picasso-Spanish, 1881-1973, painter and sculptor, considered a Cubist artist (for part of his career)
M.C. Escher- Dutch, 1898-1972, printmaker, art considered to be a realist, surrealist, graphic artist
Frida Kahlo-Mexican, 1907-54, painter, considered a surrealist painter
Jacob Lawrence-African-American painter, 1917-2000, referred to his style as “dynamic cubism”
Chuck Close-American, born 1940, painter, photographer, and printmaker, contemporary photorealist artist
Elizabeth King-American, born 1950, sculptor and film, contemporary
Background- In art, things in the picture that seem distant or in the back of the picture. With this project, be careful not to let the background overwhelm or diminish the main subject area, the portrait.
Grid process- For this project, you used a grid process to help with the proportions and the enlargement of the self-portrait. We worked from a photograph and with a 1 to 2 ratio.
Ratio-for this project, the relationship of things that are the same (the photo and the portrait)
Craftsmanship- the craft of taking pride in the work you are making, being neat, taking your time, and doing your best work.
Blending-In this art project, merging the values applied to the paper with pencil
Shading- Showing change from light to dark or dark to light in a picture by darkening areas that would be shadowed and leaving other areas light. Shading is often used to produce illusions of dimension and depth and to achieve realism.
Drawing Pencils-used to produce a range of values from light to dark
2H H HB B 2B 4B
light <—————————–> dark
2H lead is compressed and draws lighter
4B lead is thicker and draws darker