22 Symbolic Self-Portrait Identity- Who you are as an individualThe answer to the question “who am I?” that is your identityGoals of this drawing:1-Define who you are2-Communicate who you are visually-through your drawing3-Create an interesting/unique symbolic self-portrait
23 Brainstorming Activity Who am I? 1-Write down the things you like to do?2-Write down adjectives about you. As many as you can think of (tall, smart, funny, smelly, ect)3-How would friends/family describe you?4-If you were an animal, what kind would you be? Why?5-What makes you unique?6-List your important life events.7-What do you want to do with your life? Goals, hopes, dreams, ect
24 Some Ideas for the Drawing 1-Self-Portrait/Still-Life-Create a symbolic self-portrait using objects that represent who you are.
25 Some Ideas for the Drawing 2-Draw a bunch of symbols on a paper with a colored pencil and then draw a portrait on top of the symbols
26 Some Ideas for the Drawing Draw yourself in a costume or doing an activity
27 Or figure out your own way of communicating your Identity Who am I?Do you have to have yourself in the picture? No, but it might help.Do you have to have yourself in the picture? No, but it might help.Do you have to make it realistic? No, but it might helpWhat medium should you use? Any-pencils, pens, markers, colored pencils, pastels, even paint, but you have to use some type of drawing medium.
28 First Step-The IdeaDraw some rough drafts-get brainstorming- get your ideas on paperIt make take 3, 5, 10 or more rough draft sketches before you beginGet reference photos if needed
29 Symbolic Self-Portrait Grading 1-Interesting and Unique (not your usual class picture self-portrait)2-It easily communicates visually (the viewer is able to understand what you are trying to say)3-The self-portrait is symbolic4-Great craftsmanship5-Written summary/critique