Space & Perspective Self Portraits
How can I express value, space, and perspective in my drawing in a creative, refined, and striking way?
Element & Principle of Art: Space (perspective) & Value
Illusion of space and shading worksheets (MUST COMPLETE BEFORE YOU START!)
General Project Details
Students will take their own photograph of themselves or may use a photo of someone else in the class. The photo composition should focus on using a different vantage point and show space. It's important that the composition have a definitive foreground and background, and displays space and perspective. Students will need to be creative in the set up of the composition and avoid typical points of view - straight on, profile, etc. Consider bird's eye and worm's eye views, as well as foreshortening. Medium: pencil.
Specific Project Details
Option 1: A pencil drawing demonstrating highly refined tonal shading based upon a photograph of one's own self.
Major Techniques: Photo Outline Transfer & Tonal Techniques. Compositional Design: shows perspective and highly organized space (no white backgrounds). Foreground/middleground/background MUST be well thought out and organized.
Option 2: A pencil drawing demonstrating highly refined tonal and color work based upon a photograph of a person in an interesting perspective. The photograph MUST be taken by yourself or MUST be taken of someone else in the room, it should 'say' something! Foreground/middleground/background MUST be well thought out and organized.
Major Techniques: Photo Outline Transfer & Tonal & Color Techniques, Paints or Colored Pencil. No white backgrounds.
Examples of Value & perspective in art: