Saturday, December 8, 2012

More Self Portraits

Here are some black and white self portraits that a group of 8th grade students drew.

Albrecht Durer's self portrait, that he made when he was 13 years old, was our inspiration.

We practiced working out the proportions of the face first. Next, on a separate piece of paper we practiced a gradation scale of shading with our sketch pencils. 

When the students were comfortable with drawing different grades of shading, they were ready to start shading in their self portraits.

What do you think about these? How do you have your class make portraits? Would they work in your art room?

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