Sketch #4 “Selfie”

For this week’s sketch…we will be focusing on “selfies” aka a self-portrait of some kind.

This sketch will be due Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at the beginning of class (be prepared for critique)

Drawing/ Painting, Studio, Advanced: Your requirements are as follows:

  • Fill the page! (The entire page)
  • Full value range (white to black with all the grays in between)
  • Observe (Look and draw. Check your proportions. Step back and take a look- often!)
  • Use a mirror to draw yourself.

*You can make this realistic, or you can add your style-. Whatever you do though, make sure it is high quality and looks complete and purposeful.

(Drawing and Painting levels 2-6: You should be working to your level of skill- pushing yourself further. Use this practice to develop your observational skills and push to the next level).

Graphic Design: You will create an add for something human-related. You will use yourself as the ‘model’ for the advertisement.

  • Keep it appropriate.
  • Your ad should be selling something human-related or making a statement. You should have an image (drawn or a photo of yourself that is taken NOW- not from before today, purposefully for this assignment)
  • A slogan/ motto/ or saying for your advertisement
  • A defined space for your work (Your work should take up one whole page 8.5”x 11”.
  • Be sure to include a background! (This could be just a value scale of color or detailed perspective of space).
  • You are using yourself to sell or push this advertisement- think of what you represent or what you would be proud to represent.

Photography: You will be taking ‘selfies’ aka a self-portrait. You  need to set your camera up on a tripod or a solid surface to be able to capture a photo of yourself. DO NOT have someone else take this picture for you. Be creative- think about reflections as a starting point. How can you push the idea of a ‘selfie’ from what you typically see? 

  • 3-5 photos
  • Experiment in Photoshop with filters to push your self-portrait to be expressive of who you are and  what your personality is like.
  • Think about the background you are showing in your picture.
  • Stay away from a typical Facebook ‘selfie’
  • Keep composition, perspective, point-of-view, exposure, and purpose in mind.

The following examples are meant to inspire you and to get you thinking outside of the box- do not copy these ideas in anyway. Be proud of your own original ideas/ work. Have fun! 

**Disclaimer** The websites listed were supplied for the portraits I am using as inspiration. I have not gone on these websites- they are what came up with my google search and I am purely using them as my sources. I cannot control what content is otherwise on those sites- please do not go on sites unless you have parent permission.

 

scinfolex.wordpress.com

www.christophermarker.com

littleillustrations.wordpress.com

thecartbeforethehorse.com

sgchipman.com

www.stephaniekiah.com


graphicdesignerjob.wordpress.com

www.west1graphicdesign.co.uk

jobspapa.com

chipkidd.com

  

**Disclaimer** The websites listed were supplied for the portraits I am using as inspiration. I have not gone on these websites- they are what came up with my google search and I am purely using them as my sources. I cannot control what content is otherwise on those sites- please do not go on sites unless you have parent permission.

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