students will make - A watercolor painting of your face seen front on, side-view and three quarters on the same page.
The painting will be on a 12” x 18” sheet of paper done in water color or tempera paint that reacts to another painting or in a group of three paintings.
Painting will use the art elements of form and color and will depict a realistic head in three poses in one composition. The main design element of the composition should be movement. The three images will be placed on the page in such a way that they flow visually one from the other and show how the features line up as the head moves through space. The composition will also use expression, composition and color to express a mood, idea/thought or feeling. Students will also use color to express a sense of light reflected off of a surface to describe a three-dimensional motif (your face!)
Students will need to learn
– the proportions of a head and how to draw features in different views.
- how to use water based paint both transparently and opaquely
- how to use color both to express light to create surface but also thematically to express and idea, mood or feeling.
– iPad camera, mirrors, possibly personal cell phone, use the iPad sketchbook express program to help you draw the image in correct proportion. Use tutorials.
Paper, pencils and water based paint
Results – students will produce paintings that can be paired or grouped and will have a record of making the project on their working blogs.
Students will do some one-class-period assignments along the way to instruct students on how to draw a face, how to use sketchbook express and how to use water based paint that will be evaluated independently of the final project.