Monday, May 23, 2011
a CLOSE up look at portraits
My 8th grade students just completed great portrait value drawings. We first looked at the work of Chuck Close and learned about the way he uses a grid to make his photorealism portrait paintings.
Then my students created their own grids on paper. They looked and observed the values in the photographs carefully. They are using their important value scale and pencil techniques that we have worked on from our sketchbooks.
My students did a great job on these portraits. They are looking right at you and ready for their CLOSE UP!
Be Well and Enjoy!