In this unit, we learned different ways of drawing a portrait. For example, a continuous line drawing and a gesture drawing. We also learned how to shade the parts of our faces using gradation because we learnt that there is really no lines in our faces.
To start with, we drew a sketch of ourselves in our fresh new sketchbook. Almost everyone during this activity drew lines to represent their faces, nose and mouth. Well, probably the majority of us like to draw cartoons so it ended out more like a cartoon character. If I was to reflect on this sketch, I would definitely say that this had no gradation and parts of my face were no realistic at all. My eyes were too low and big, thus, my hair had no gradation to make it realistic. The small labels are for writing the things we could do better on the next time we draw a portrait.
Next, we started to learn the techniques of drawing a self portrait. We had to color in the Gradation scale, watch tutorials and draw the parts of our face. Trust me, it wasn’t that easy.
While we were learning about the different techniques and shading and all of that, our art teacher took a picture of us. We had to look at the picture and we had to start drawing our self portrait. It was also really difficult. Now I started to understand the feeling of and artist.
What I think I improved very much was the nose. My nose before was…not like a nose. Wherelse, this picture really realistic than I thought. Also I guess I improved on my hair, eyes position and my eyebrows. Actually I admitted that my background was not as nice as a real portrait. I will try even harder next time to make my background nicer for my next portrait in the future.