Seventh Grade Sense of Self

Seventh graders have recently completed an intense charcoal self-portrait lesson. They began by studying the proportions of the face using pencil. Then spent a whole class simply exploring how charcoal can be used to show a wide range of values from dark to light. They then toned large paper with charcoal and a chamois and proceeded to slowly and carefully produce detailed portraits with dramatic lighting and precise drawing. It was a messy, challenging, and sometimes frustrating process, but the final drawings are beautiful.



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Illustrator and Art teacher in Maine.
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