- An American art movement in the late 1960’s - early 1970’s
- A painting style based on photographs (also, hyper-realistic sculpture)
- Photorealists believed that photographic images had become more real to many people than the actual objects
- They painted as if they saw the world through the lens of a camera - Often, the artist was detached from the subject; their work was “just a reproduction” vs. a personal or emotional expression
- Many of their works were actually mistaken for photographs. Although, unlike most photographs, photorealist paintings often portrayed multiple focal points (used multiple photos to create one scene)
1. Review color theory
2. Learn and practice colored pencil techniques
3. Learn about the American art movement, Photorealism
3. Recreate an image in a Photorealistic manner
- Complete the Colored Pencil Worksheet to gain a comfort level with mixing, layering, and texturizing colors.
- Select a magazine square that has a variety of unique colors and textures.
- Select the best colored pencil techniques for the task and copy the image with exacting detail and a clear focus on COLOR (hue, value, intensity)
- Mount the magazine square and finished drawing together. Squint to compare the two - make needed adjustments.
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