One of the most important elements of a good self-portrait drawing is having a good reference photo to work from. This Google Slideshow teaches students how to take an expressive self-portrait photo to use as a reference image for a self-portrait project drawing. It is great for distance learning or in the classroom.
This slideshow presentation covers capturing exaggerated expressions, good lighting, location, value, cropping, editing, and scaling the final image to a dimension that will create an 8:10 portrait drawing. This slideshow covers how to turn the image into grayscale for graphite or charcoal. However, it is fully editable so you can edit it to use for colored pencil, watercolor, or any medium you wish. Students can use a cell phone, iPad, or any camera to take their photos.
This portrait lesson is meant to follow my facial features worksheets or any lesson on value and shading the features of the face.
Need an Easy to Follow Art Sub Plan?
The included worksheets work great as sub plans, and early finisher assignments, for students on home instruction or in ISS. They are easy to follow are easy for substitute teachers or self-directed learning when the art teacher is unavailable.
All of my lessons can be shared with your students through Google Classroom or any digital platform and are formatted to work for distance learning or in the classroom. They are designed to save you time and help your students access the tutorials, presentations, videos, or worksheets as easily as possible. You can find more ready-to-go, easy-to-follow, time-saving art lessons in my RESOURCE SHOP.
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