Art II Self Portrait Project
For this assignment we studied Rembrandt and his use of chiaroscuro. Students had to use the grid technique to create a self portrait with high contrast.
- Drawing paper
- camera and photograph
- drawing pencils and erasers
- To start you will need a camera to take the student's photographs. I hung up a black cloth on the white board and put a lamp right next to it to create a spotlight. I had the students come up one at a time to take their picture. That night I edited the pictures on my computer and printed off a 4 x 6 black and white photograph for each student.
- The students began by griding their photograph and then creating a corresponding larger grid on their drawing paper.
- Next the students drew their portraits with pencils.