Project 1: Self-portrait
Objective: To recreate the human face using a value and realistic proportions.
Rules for Enlarging:
- Begin by choosing an illustration to practice on (there are 3 Harry Potter characters to choose from). If you need a refresher course in Value, light sources and shading, click here to visit a link that should help you catch up!
- Create 3D facial features using your knowledge of value, as well as by paying attention to the examples that are shown to you in class of other portrait sketches. It doesn't have to necessarily look like the characters when they are done, I just need to be able to see that you are thinking about where light and shadow occur on the face. This is due on Monday, January 31.
- Once you have completed this, you will begin on your large format resizing SELF PORTRAIT.
- Here, you can either bring in your own photo (shoulders up), or you can have one taken of you here. Either way, you will begin the enlarging on Monday.
Rules for Enlarging:
- We will be trimming your photo to 8 x 10 inches… that way there is a perfect ratio for the larger size paper.
- After trimming the picture to 8 x 10 inches, create a 1 x 1 inch grid over the entire pic… (refer to the mock up I did for you).
- Once you have this completed, create a 3 x 3 inch grid on your large paper WITH VERY LIGHT PENCIL….every bit of the grid will have to be erased before turning it in, so make sure you don’t mess up from the very beginning. Refer to the mock up in order to see how I want you to letter and number your grid…again, light pencil strokes.
- Begin by getting all of the features mapped out on your large paper, and then move on to recreating the values and texture in your photograph.
- Think about one color that you will use for the background…this will be done at the very end, and will be done using colored pencils…
- TAKE YOUR TIME AND DO THIS RIGHT…this project will be triple weighted… 300%. One grade for your understanding of proportion and scale, one grade for your understanding and use of value and one grade that shows your commitment and effort during the course of this project. Take this seriously.