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8th Grade

Movie Star Portrait-
Spend about 45 minutes at home (you might need to spend more time if you are behind). Portraits will be finished in class and turned in at the end of class on 11/18.

11/4-Finish your shading and use the knowledge we gained in class to begin drawing the hair.  For reference, you may go to the videos we saw in class. Here are the videos:
How to Draw Realistic Hair                                                    

YouTube Video

How to Draw Hair

YouTube Video

Draw a replica of the movie star photo you were given on the grid paper you were given.

1.    Make sure each row and column of the original photo and your paper are numbered. 1/1 is the top left hand corner of the grid.

2.    Recall the lecture and demonstration from class.  Copy what is in each square of the grid onto your paper as exactly as you can.

3.  Use your stump to help shade your drawing.  Use your knowledge of geometric form to recall where light hits and how to make the objects appear round.  Copy the values from the original


HINT:  Use your knowledge of angles to match the angles in the original. Draw a "cheat sheet" of various angles to help you out if necessary.

HINT:  In order to help you focus on just one square at a time, you can make an isolation frame  to block all of the photo but one square.  Use the straight edge of 4 strips of junk paper and tape.

HINT:  Use your observation skills to match where objects enter and exit each square on the grid (ie, 1/2 down on the left side to 1/3 down on the right.) How far do arcs extend?

HINT:  Values refer to the lightness or darkness of an object.  1 is the white of the page and 10 is the darkest dark