Jessica Russo Scherr
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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