- Acrylic Paint
- Computer & Printer
- Student Photographs
- Warhol References
1. Discuss Pop Art, Warhol, and specifically Warhol's portrait work. We discussed his use of color and strong emphasis on shadows and silhouettes.
This was a fun, little website I showed just to demonstrate the effect of color:
2. Type up a personal free write. I had the students change the margins to as small as possible and they were not allowed to use a font over size 16. I asked for them to print two copies, one for the project and one for me to read after.
3. Trace major lines on photograph print out.
4. When checked, trace again onto acetate. (Sorry... started painting before I took a pic!)
4. Paint in black shadows. Mandatory black areas: eyes, nose and outline of face. Lips, hair, clothes and background were optional. Anywhere that is painted black needs to be two coats. You can see how translucent one coat is below.
5. Paint in remaining spaces, leaving any area that is skin blank. Mount free write behind portrait.