Jessica Russo Scherr

Art Education

Research Van Gogh and the characteristics of his artworks.

Look for a photograph of someone you admire, a hero and to interpret their portrait in the style of Vincent Van Gogh. Remember to consider how to translate his brushstrokes into pencil mark making, a fully considered background and color theory.


Bring attach in your sketchbook:


1. a copy of the original image if possible,


2. a Van Gogh reference if possible, along with the title of the artwork.


3. your version in colored pencil

Van Gogh Hero

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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