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1 Chuck Close Inspired Self Portraits

2 Edgy, Photo-Realistic Portraits

3 By working in an extremely large scale, Close forces his viewers to focus on details they might otherwise ignore in a photograph. Close shows EVERYTHING he sees! This includes body hair, scars, and imperfections.

4 Chuck Close makes his enormous portraits using the grid-method of enlargement. By using a grid, Close ensures that his portraits maintain their photo-realist qualities!

5 This portrait, by Chuck Close, is made entirely of fingerprint s!

6 After a successful art career that spanned 25 years, Chuck Close became paralyzed and feared that he might never make art again. Then, he had a new idea that helped him achieve even greater success in his art career! Tragedy Strikes…..

7 Spinal artery collapse resulted in Close being confined to a wheelchair and left him with limited motion of his arms….but it didn’t keep him from painting!



10 Your task: You will create a self-portrait using the grid method Create value using line, pattern, and simulated texture Show that you understand the works of Chuck Close Use a high level of craftsmanship to create a finished artwork!



13 Use LOTS of different textures to create an interesting artwork! The finished piece will be completed in sharpie marker!

14 What is texture?

15 Actual Textures

16 Implied Textures


18 Today, Come up with at least 25 different textures using only pencil!

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