Week 11 - The Portrait
Grid Transposition Portraits
Based on the early grid portraits of artist Chuck Close, students will execute a large scale self-portrait using photographic reference. The initial 8 x 10 photograph will be divided using an inch-square grid. The grid will be transposed at four-times scale for the drawing. (Students may wish to subdivide and label the large grid as well.) The process should focus on the completion of one carefully rendered grid black at a time.
The basics of portrait rendering will be introduced, including structural
development and value mapping, in a single observed drawing.
Sketch Assignment #8: A single observed portrait/ self-portrait value study
Reading Assignment: Chapter 7: Color