Smashed Portrait Charcoal Drawings

Realistic Drawing and Charcoal Techniques


In this unit, students will create sketchbook covers while learning about illuminated letters that include: symbolism, including text into artwork, composition, and pen and ink techniques.  We will begin the unit looking at illuminated letters from the book of Kells and other medieval manuscripts.  Students brainstorm several ways their own talents or interests could become a career someday.  Then, students will look at and create their own logo by combining their initials using an interesting font.  Students will then review and discuss elements of a good composition, and create several ideas (thumbnail sketches) for their final piece, before starting on their final sketchbook cover.



Idea Development Design Personal Choice Studio Skills Craftsmanship
I chose and cropped an image of my face that includes some smashing. My frame space is filled and uses an interesting composition. All the parts of my self-portrait are in the right size and place (proportion). My self-portrait has been neatly created and shows effort and risk taking.
My frame includes pattern, drawings, and words that represent obstacles. All the parts of my self-portrait are the correct shape from MY face.
My self-portrait shows realistic shadows that make it look 3-D.



Gallery 2015-2016

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