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Portraits Portraits Presentation Transcript

  • WARM-UP!  In your opinion, what’s the most difficult part about drawing faces? Please be prepared to share your answer.
  • Drawing Portraits (it’s not as scary as you think)
  • What is a portrait?  A portrait is a painting, photograph, sculpture, or other artistic representation of a person, in which the face and its expression is predominant. The intent is to display the likeness, personality, and even the mood of the person Gwyneth Paltrow, 2008 Montse Bernal
  •  Some of the earliest surviving painted portraits of people who were not kings or emperors, are the funeral portraits that survived in the dry climate of Egypt's Fayum district. The portraits covered the faces of those who were mummified for burial. Mummy portraits done on board with tempera paint. From the 2nd Century
  •  The art of the portrait flourished in Ancient Greek and especially Roman sculpture, where sitters demanded individualized and realistic portraits, even unflattering ones Roman portraiture is characterized by its "warts and all" realism
  •  During the 4th century, the portrait began to retreat in favor of an idealized symbol of what that person looked like. Roman Emperor Constantine I Roman Emperor Theodosius I
  •  True portraits of the outward appearance of individuals reemerged in the late Middle Ages Portrait of Henry the VIII
  •  When the artist creates a portrait of him- or herself, it is called a self-portrait. Self Portrait by Vincent Van Gogh
  • Self Portrait of Pablo Picasso
  •  Self Portrait of Salvador Dali
  •  Dual Self Portrait by Stella Im Hultberg
  • Portrait Pre-Assessment  To see where you’re at (an to have something to compare your final drawing to) we’re going to be drawing portraits from photographs.  DON’T PANIC! These are NOT being graded!
  • Creating Value Scales  Value refers to the lightness or the darkness of a color  A value scale shows the wide range of lightness and darkness you can achieve with your pencil and ebony pencil
  • WARM-UP!  Look at the image of the ruler below and find the one inch mark.  We will be creating 1 inch by 1 grids over our reference photos and drawing paper. Why is it important to make sure your measurements are exact?
  • To-Do List   1. Finish practice grid drawing 2. Draw grid over final draft paper and reference photos (same photo your use for your portrait preassessment)  **make sure your measurements are carefully done  Begin with a line drawing of your photo, paying close attention to where things are located in the boxes and how large or small they are within the box