Friday, October 21, 2011

Pop Art Portraits

These self portraits take a lot of prep work and knowledge of photo editing, but the results are worth it!

Students began by having a photograph taken in class. We drew out grids over the photos, then a larger grid onto a large paper. The information on the photo was transferred to the paper square by square, creating a perfectly proportioned portrait. The students then applied their knowledge of value to paint in the face and hair. The final touch was adding some expressive drips and splattering. The results are amazing and show a modern twist on the pop art style portraits so popular many years ago.

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