SELF PORTRAIT GRID, a value study
ARTIST TO RESEARCH:
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.
Illustration Board, at least 20 x 30inches (1 or 2 inch boarder)
All measuring tools
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!
-Are you following the concept of project?
- Does your work conceptually stimulate the viewer?
- Neatness, precision, Intelligent and crafty use of the medium.
-Originality, problem solving, developed idea
Composition (overall design)
-Are you considering basic design elements like, balance, weight, unity, rhythm, repetition, and variety.
-Does the project seem complete, developed/evolved, and well executed?