Presentation on theme: "EXPRESSIVE PORTRAITS PAINTING I. How are can portraits be expressive? An expressive portrait shows more than just the a subjects appearance and personality,"— Presentation transcript:
How are can portraits be expressive? An expressive portrait shows more than just the a subjects appearance and personality, it also shows their mood and emotions.
How do we make art that shows emotion? Body Language: Any human emotion can be observed just by the way we hold our bodies. What does a sad pose look like? Joyous? Afraid? Angry? Religious? Humble? Aggressive? Friendly? Empathy: If your pose is successful, we will identify with the emotion you are trying to display. This is called empathy.
The importance of value should never be overlooked.
Using contrast by putting white next to darks creates a dramatic effect.
You may also think about adding props to your portrait to help convey a message.
Tips for Success Do not take “mug shots” (straight on views) The background should be reflective of you, or tell a story.
Consider props (hats, hooded sweatshirts, etc. details …
José Ferraz de Almeida Júnior (Brazil 1859- 1899) The Guitar Player, 1899
Lighting in photos Avoid using the flash to prevent red eye. Indirect light makes soft and beautiful pictures. It also makes one side of your subject's face light and the other shadowed, which creates strong emotion and mood.
When taking photos to paint from, try photographing at different angles.