Thursday, January 8, 2009

Student Self-Portraits: From Observation

Students in my drawing class just finished these self-portraits from observation using pencil on watercolor paper. They HAD to look at mirror to draw these, no photos! Before we did these we practiced drawing facial features and other people. Students are now working on their final, CREATIVE self-portraits. I will post these when they finish.








4 comments:

nolaa gallery said...

thanks michelle, I will try just straight journal paper.
These self portraits are wonderful. Some of the eyes really capture expressions. Are these kiddos heading on to Art Schools?

Michelle Brunner said...

Some are going to art school...some not. I always get an interesting mix!

Julie-ann said...

Reminds me so much of college. There great. Love art like this.

Becky said...

These are great Michelle.Wow these kids do a great job.Im hoping I will as well.Any tips you can give me on watercolor painting.I hear from the teacher of the class thats mostly what we will be doing weeks ahead.Ive never done very well painting with water colors,I really dont like the look you get with them,but oh well maybe I will be surprised at what you can do.