International School of Florence
White Portrait on Black Paper
Portrait with Dramatic Lighting on Black paper with White Charcoal Pencils or White Colored Pencil.
Start with a gray scale drawing to get the feel of shading on this paper.
Use as little line as possible! Rely instead on planes and softly blended zones.
The darker the setting, the easier it is to do this. Both of these have light coming from underneath.
This is an unusual approach but it makes for some interesting results and compelling images.
It can be a portrait of yourself of someone else.
Advanced option: Do the drawing from direct observation
All homework is due at the START of class on the due date posted on the website.
LATE homework is homework that is turned in at the end of the class that it is due or the next art class = 1 grade lower
Homework turned in later then the following art class = ZERO
Homeworks are explained in class and Internet connectivity is not an excuse for not completing homework. The website is to aid you in your homework.
If you put in effort into a homework but it did not come out as you expected or you misunderstood the assignment: You may redo it for a better grade within one week.
Absent: You are responsible to find out what assignments you missed while absent. Generally 1 day will be given for each day missed to make up assignments. Write ABSENT next to your name on the back of the assignment.
How to earn a good grade on your homework
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).
Follow the instructions for each homework.
Include a background when applicable.
Shade using a full range of values using a drawing pencil unless specified otherwise.
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