You completed a self-portrait in
pencil using observational
drawing techniques, including:
You used sighting and making comparisons to other
features to ensure that your portrait has accurate
proportions and features.
• closely studying your face and
drawing from observation
Your portrait shows a full range of values: whitest,
darkest, and multiple shades of middle grey.
• working from light to dark
You carefully studied your face and added accurate
values in your drawing to represent the values in
your hair and face.
• stopping to check for accuracy
as you work
• adding a full range of values to
your portrait to give it form
You used your time productively, appropriately, and
safely during every class.
You took care of the art materials and voluntarily
assisted in clean-up on a daily basis.
Your drawings are free from
tears, folds, smudges, stray
marks, or guidelines (make
sure you’ve erased your
You stayed away from
smudging when creating value.
Your drawing does not have
outlines around your features.
Your work shows effort to
complete the drawing.
You took the time to
complete your best work.
DIRECTIONS: Answer each of the following questions thoroughly, using complete sentences.
1. Look at your self-portrait from the beginning of the year and compare it to the self-portrait you just ﬁnished. What
are three things you feel you have improved on since that drawing?
2. What did you learn about drawing self-portraits during this unit that was new, interesting, and/or surprising to you?
3. What advice would you give to someone who was about to start drawing their self-portrait?