Faceless Self Portrait
Draw a “self portrait” where you represent yourself with things, places and activities that define you, instead of the features that define you. You could choose to literally replace your face with something or you could just draw a part of your body besides your face and focus on the setting and things around you.
Step One: Create a Web of things that define you
Think about what spaces do you live in/enjoy? What do you like to do with your time? What are your favorite material possessions? You must include at least 3 “clues” about your personality.
Step two: Draw a 6 step Value Scale in sketchbook. Each Section should be 1x1 inch. Using ball point pen, shade each square with 6 different values.
Step three: Draw a 6 small thumbnails in sketchbook. Make sure you complete all 6 with different compositions.
Step four: Take Photographs and Gather Images
Take some photographs of your surroundings and special (or super regular) “things” that you might use for your drawing. Print them out!!!
Step five: Final sketch
Using your brainstorm web and the photographs that you took, create a sketch of your final drawing composition.
Step six: Get your paper and begin!
Once you show your teacher your completed brainstorm web (with thumbnail sketches), final sketch and printed photographs, you can get your paper and begin drawing.