Painting the Mona Lisa

In the painting competition of 3rd February 2013, organized by the Italian Cultural Center of Bristol, children between 6 and 11 years have ventured into the copy of the Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci and it was very interesting to watch the interpretation that every child gave of his own Mona Lisa! … [Read more...]

Mixed Media Portrait inspired by Barry McGee!

Inspired by the works of Barry McGee, we have made some portraits and we have combined them with surfaces made at ​​collage in style "optical art". We used colored card and we drawn the portraits with black and white markers. The funny thing is to convince students that the portraits should be ugly, not necessarily similar, full of wrinkles and expression, in the graffiti-style of Barry … [Read more...]

Ancient portrait with mixed media

This portrait of the King Henry VIII was copied from the original picture with a pencil on a white sheet, then it was colored and completed with mixed media using acrylic paint, colored pencils, collage by magazine pages. It framed in a corrugated cardboard frame, colored with acrylic colours.  draw your character with a pencil and color the face with colored … [Read more...]

Modigliani style with oil pastels

  Modigliani’s portraits are so characteristic that it is easy to copy them! Here is a simple technique with pencil, oil pastels and baby oil to imitate the unmistakable style of this artist.  We can start to copy the contours of the figure  with a pencil, simplifying the lines and shapes.  Modigliani’s Works of art Then we color the entire surface with a … [Read more...]

Face proportions

Stelina K. Following the proportions in the figure below and my instructions on the blackboard, every student drew his own character! They didn’t copy a specific face, but they just invented a face simply following the  instructions step by step. We did this work with grade 7 and 8 (classi seconde). … [Read more...]

Portraits in Modern Art

The figure in the Avant-garde Art was represented in many different ways and with different techniques. Students chose some details of works of art and copied the figures, imitating style and … [Read more...]

Digital Painting Portrait

Through the Mini Matisse’s blog I found this blog named Know and Tell Crafts by a young blogger named Ty.  There were some great tutorials and good ideas, and I tried painting a Digital Portrait with SketchBook Express for Mac. This is may result! I enjoyed it! … [Read more...]

Facial expressions

After the lesson about the face’s proportion, my students of 9th Grade have drawn facial expressions, copying  from each other expressions or comic’s characters. I showed them this video and we discussed together how to reproduce the most common emotions, with the emphasis on eyebrows and the shape of mouth. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=LHraznv4pHQ … [Read more...]

Proportion of the face and value

The faces were drawn in pencil on a grid, following certain proportions. The second step was to add lights and shadows to the drawings, to make them more three-dimensional. volto con chiaroscuro proporzioni del volto umano … [Read more...]

Portraits in black and white

The student of the Year 9 have ventured in pencil portrait with shadows: here are some results! There are those who claimed it was too difficult ... how come we did it all?!? disegno di veronica any disegno di simone disegno di daniel disegno di cristoph elisa disegno … [Read more...]