Jessica Russo Scherr
Create a self-portrait in pencil from looking into a reflective object that distorts.
The samples on this page should give you an idea of what we are after.
Use any highly reflective object. (Pots, pans, irons, tree ornaments, serving tray, etc.)
You may include the whole object or just concentrate on your reflection.
Use a good range of values.
Work in any monochromatic medium you like.
Establish a wide range of grays.
Don't worry about really strange distortions.
Make sure you are somewhat recognizable.
Advance Option: Use colored pencil or paint!
Parmigianino, Italian artist from Parma, 1524
"Self Portrait in convex Mirror" Oil on wood, Vienna
MC Escher, Dutch, "Hand with Reflecting Sphere" Lithograph
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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