SELF PORTRAIT GRID, a value study

 


STUDENT WORK:

FALL, 2010


ARTIST TO RESEARCH:

Chuck Close
Cameron Gray
Mosaics

YOUTUBE:
Chuck Close
Chuck Close-2
Chuck Close-3
Chuck Close-4


Concept:

By using a simple grid or tessellation shape, transfer a self-portrait from a black and white photograph to large sheet of illustration board using a 10 step gray scale.


 

Materials:


Illustration Board, at least 20 x 30inches (1 or 2 inch boarder)
All measuring tools
Artists tape
Acrylic Paint

Brushes

 



Approach:

Photograph yourself (no smiles). Crop the or re-frame your self portrait. Consider various alternatives other than the traditional mug shot. You may turn the grid diagonally so the shapes appear diamond-like. Research the artists above to help develop your ideas prior to drawing the grid. Once you have selected your approach grid out your printed photograph and the illustration board. Will you double, triple, quadruple, ect. your original? For example, you may grid out the original using 1/4 inch measurements. If you grid out your larger image to 1 inch measurements you are enlarging the image 4 times. Figure out the math and process prior to painting. Enjoy!


Grading:

Concept
-Are you following the concept of project?
- Does your work conceptually stimulate the viewer?
Craftsmanship
- Neatness, precision, Intelligent and crafty use of the medium.
Creativity
-Originality, problem solving, developed idea
Composition (overall design)
-Are you considering basic design elements like, balance, weight, unity, rhythm, repetition, and variety.
Completion
-Does the project seem complete, developed/evolved, and well executed?

 

 

 

 

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Cameron Gray