All About Me Self-Portraits
Friday, May 3, 2013 at 10:04AM
Art With Mrs. French in 7th/8th grades

The self-portrait is a form of representation by an artist that goes back to primitive times, and became truly popular during the Renaissance.

  Our seventh grade class begain their self-portrait unit by sketching facial features; eyes, ears, noses, and mouths from magazine photos. They practiced shading to create the look of three-dimensional form on a two-dimensional surface.

After learning the basic proportions of the human face, they studied their own unique facial features in a mirror and drew what they saw. If you have ever done this type of drawing you will appreciate the difficulty of capturing what you see on paper! After working hard to complete their drawings, students had fun using magazine images and collage techniques to represent something about their likes, dislikes, and their own unique personalities. Click on any image to see all their fabulous work.

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