Portrait from memory or the imagination

Project 6 The Head Exercise 3: Portrait from memory or the imagination Before starting this exercise, I made some notes while I was considering the question: What is a portrait? A portrait is a visual representation of a person, usually showing a face; It should show character; Portraits are often thought of as being just … Continue reading Portrait from memory or the imagination

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Research point: artists’ self-portraits

Project 6 The Head Research point: Artists' self-portraits The first thing I noticed when looking at artists' self-portraits, was that they rarely seem to be flattering! Personally, I found that when drawing my own, there was a conscious effort to draw realistically, rather than toning down features that you perhaps dislike about yourself - as … Continue reading Research point: artists’ self-portraits

Your own head

Project 6 The Head Exercise 2 : Your own head This was probably one of the most difficult (and daunting) exercises for me so far! Create two interesting images of your own head. You'll need to think about the pose, measuring, tonal variation and lines and marks. Don't worry about producing an attractive or accurate … Continue reading Your own head