What did you learn from copying the work of your Old Master?
Among other things, you should now have a better understanding and appreciation of the properties of drawing (right).
The next step is to create a self-portrait using these properties of drawing, along with the deliberate mimicry of your old master's mark.
- The SUBJECT in this case will be YOU - you need to take a photograph that is illustrative of your personality.
- Your photograph should have a STRONG COMPOSITION because:
- Composition can make or break a work of art.
- Composition can communicate content. For example, are YOU static or dynamic? Your composition should follow suit...
- The CONTENT of your work is your personality and what you are trying to communicate about yourself through both the composition and choice of pose, props, lighting, etc. You are still mimicking the old master's mark but everything else should be YOURS.
FIRST: Look at previous examples of student work to critique their use of the three properties of art PLUS their ability to mimic their Old Master's mark. Below are some student examples and you are encouraged to explore more by looking at the Art 3 Gallery and by searching through student website galleries HERE:
FINALLY: Select your paper (same as before), size it to match the proportion of your photograph. proportionally, deckle edges as needed, sketch (LIGHTLY, erasing damages the paper!), tone (optional/as needed), and DRAW!
DON'T FORGET!!! Take pictures of your daily progress & publish weekly PROCESS posts on your blog!!!