Appel • Art 2 / Art 2 GT
CLOTHING AS A SELF-PORTRAIT
Art II - 12” x 18” paper
Art II GT - 18” x 24” paper
(You can always use larger
paper - this is a minimum)
You may use charcoal OR
drawing pencils to
complete this assignment.
CHOOSE an article of clothing (MUST be made of
fabric!) that you identify as being special to you. It
could be a gift from someone, clothing from a special
event, something that you wear every day, a uniform,
or even a childhood costume that you still have.
ARRANGE the item(s) you have chosen in such a
way that they will create a dynamic composition.
Consider hanging the item on something unexpected,
spreading the item out in such a way that we would
not normally expect to see it, showcasing the item
with other objects that relate to you in order to
create visual movement, etc.
LIGHT the scene to create lots of contrast and
shadows - use a table lamp, a spotlight, a ﬂash light,
or another source.
PLAN your drawing by ﬁrst completing three
different thumbnail sketches of your set-up in your
sketchbook. Make sure to consider the “keys to
composition”: size, view, and placement.
Thumbnail Sketches: Minimum of three thumbnail sketches in your sketchbook
showing various arrangements/views of your fabric/clothing. You can turn in
your sketches earlier - and therefore have more time to work on your drawing!
In-Progress Check & Discussion: Minimum of 3 hours completed thus far on your
ﬁnal drawing, you must BRING IN your drawing on this date to get this grade!
Final, completed drawing is DUE!
Appel • Art 2 / Art 2 GT
RUBRIC: CLOTHING AS A SELF-PORTRAIT
Every area of the
there are no
neglected areas of
The composition of the drawing is
dynamic, and allows the eye to
move freely but intentionally
through the drawing
control over the
media of your
choice, and have
used a wide range
of full range of
values to create
contrast and the
illusion of form,
You have completed a
drawing of fabric /
clothing that lends
insight to something
about you personally
You have carefully considered
size, view, and placement when
The drawing appears designing your composition
evident of quality
time, thought, and
The background/negative shapes
were planned and carefully
executed: they assist in unifying
The drawing is free
the drawing, rather than seeming
of excess smudges,
empty or neglected
tears, folds, etc.
You used either
drawing pencils or
charcoal, on the
proper size paper (GT
You rendered your
fabric to appear lifelike and believable as
ARTIST STATEMENT / REFLECTION:
Using complete sentences, compose an Artist Statement of at least one paragraph that addresses the
Why did you select this particular piece of fabric/clothing?
How have you created interest or intrigue within this drawing?
Of what are you most proud? What do you want to improve upon?
Did you learn or discover anything (either technical - especially about drawing fabric - or philosophical)
during the creation of this piece?
Type or NEATLY write your Artist Statement. Grade yourself below:
Your reﬂection is written
using complete sentences.
Your reﬂection uses correct
grammar, punctuation, and
You addressed all
Your reﬂection is
written legibly or typed.