Presentation on theme: "PORTRAIT PAINTINGS Art with Power. What is a portrait? Artistic representation of a person Usually shows just one person Face and expression is."— Presentation transcript:
What is a portrait? Artistic representation of a person Usually shows just one person Face and expression is dominant Intent to display likeness, personality, and mood of the person Often shows a person looking directly into a camera to most successfully engage the audience Used to document historical figures, primitive version of photography prior to the 1800s
What you will be doing Creating your own expressive self-portrait First, we will practice drawing realistic facial features. Then we will experiment with continuous contour drawings to loosen up. Then create our own portraits using water- soluble oil pastels. Skin color is not an option.