This week we focused on drawing expressive portraits. We learned a portrait could be drawn from different perspectives such as straight on, ¾ angle and profile. If you sit directly in front of the subject you can see everything including the eyes and ears. If you study the subject from an angle you only see one ear or one eye. We learned about the standard measurements and alignment in drawing a face, which we then put into practice in our own self-portraits. We used expressive photographs of ourselves to use as a reference for own self-portraits.
We also looked at Frida Kahlo’s self-portraits that she painted throughout her life. And learned fun facts about her life as an artist.
"My Lost Tooth"