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Secondary Methods

W Bloxs

on 15 March 2016

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Transcript of Portraits

Portrait Drawing
Day 1:
Symmetry- When one side of something balances out or mirrors the other.

Proportion- How parts relate to one another with size and location.

Estimation: Not an exact measurement or a rough calculation.

Portrait: A picture, drawing of painting of a face.

Self-Portrait: A portrait an artist creates of themselves.

Contour: A line that represents the outline of a face, figure or mass.

Guidelines: Are light lines drawn to help with proportion- meant to erase.
drawing a face:
draw an oval
estimate the half
5 eyes on the line
corners of eyes
widest part of nose
between the "nose-line" and "eye-line" are where your ears go
Divide the lower half into
another half= "lip-line"
Draw in the pupils. Use as
guidelines for the widest
part of the lips
Use pupils as guides for
the arch of the eyebrow
10. Erase ALL guidelines and add a hairline.
11. Repeat!
Think about the time you first played a sport.
In your sketchbook, write a sentence or two about it.
Were you really good at it right away? Did you feel confident or scared?
Why do you think you did/did not?
Day 2:
Contour: A line that represents the outline of a figure or a mass.
Blind contour drawing: is done by looking intently at the edge of an object, but never looking at the paper while the pencil moves
Draw a
blind contour portrait
of yourself. Tip: NEVER LIFT YOUR PENCIL
Look how our proportion map works on our real faces... it will work on yours too!
Eye line (1/2 of head)
Nose line (1/4 of head)
Lip line (1/8)
Line up pupil= widest part of lips and arch of eyebrow
Corner of eyes = largest part of the nose
lupe fiasco
Day 2 continued...
Step 1:
Drawing the nose:
remember it's a form!
Proportions of
the face...

using math for

Blind -Contour

Warm-up your

How can you make your portrait look more like yourSELF?
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