International Academy students created these amazing and realistic self-portraits in the style of artist Chuck Close. We began by taking photographs in class. We drew a grid over the photograph and a larger grid over the paper. Students used ratios to transfer the information from the photograph onto the painting to create a proportional and realistic representation. This technique is used by Chuck Close to create enormous and lifelike portraits. We painted them using values of at least 2 colors. The results are beautiful and each one is a success!