Jessica Russo Scherr

Art Education

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Direct Observation: Create a proportional drawing of yourself (mirror) or someone else  You will be assessed on having the correct proportions, shading and placement in the environment. If you don't have a mirror big enough for the whole figure, you may draw someone else. It will take you about 60 minutes. The drawing must NOT be done from a photo.

Just about every example is from a former student of mine.  Many thanks to them for all of their time and dedication.

How to earn a good grade on your homework

Follow the criteria presented in class and on the website.

Homework  assignments will take between 1 and 3 hours to complete.

All homework should be completed in your journal unless specified otherwise (not printer paper).

Fill the A4 Page of your journal.

Include a background when applicable.

Shade using a full range of values using a drawing pencil unless specified otherwise.

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