1. Sketches of the Parts of the Face (3 sets of eyes, 3 noses, 3 mouths, 3 ears. Fill at least 2 pages)
2. Copy of Picasso Portrait (Tone paper and follow directions from handout)
3. Light & Shadow Self Portrait (Looking from a mirrow, draw your face observing only the shadows)
Block Shaded Self Portrait
Students will create a portrait using tempera paint, a block-shading technique, and a complementary color scheme composed of tertiary colors. Standards 1,2,4
1. Get reference. (the block shaded picture of your face)
2. Get a piece of watercolor paper from the front table.
3. Create a ½” border on your watercolor paper.
4. Write your name on back along edge of paper in pencil.
5. Use overhead projector to trace your face using a pencil
6. Clean up any lines. Some lines may look pixelated, it’s okay to curve them.
7. Choose your colors: you will need to choose one tertiary color, then its complement. For example:
red-orange and blue-green.
8. Lint masking tape and place along border to keep white. Make sure to use lint from clothes to make the tape less sticky.
9. Choose where you will place each color. It may be best to place your lighter color where white is represented on your photo and vice versa. For example: red-orange would be placed where the white is from the color combination in step 8.
10. Write your chosen colors on your photo.
11. Mix the lighter of the two tertiary colors first. For example: red-orange.
12. Fill in the space represented by white from your photo. You may need to make two coats.
13. Let dry and clean up paint.
14. Mix your second tertiary color.
15. Fill the remainder of your composition with your darker tertiary color. You may need to make two coats. Go slower where the two colors meet.
16. Let dry and clean up paint.
17. Place on drying rack if wet. Peel off tape if dry.
1. ½” border
2. Used Complementary Tertiary Colors
3. No Graphite Visible
4. Craftsmanship of Painting Technique (smooth color, no color mixing along edges, no white of paper visible through paint)
5. Craftsmanship of Paper