These sketchbook pages and accompanying prep sheet show the development of ideas for a mask and photographic study. It is important to note that working in other creative disciplines (such as sculpture and photography) can inject welcome variety into a Painting and Related Media project and can help inform and influence subsequent drawings and paintings (see below).
Teaching Self-Portraits: proportion vs. tracing face shapes. For grades 1-4 teach proportion. For grades 5-8 begin by having students trace a picture of themselves onto transparency using vis-a-vis marker. Students tape transparency into sketchbook for shape reference. For grades 9-12 teach both methods and introduce modeling/value
The photoseries Skins by British photographer Rosanna Jones has all the necessary elements of alluring art; a distinctive and unique perspective, inventive technique and haunting imagery.Jones began the series investigating how the face many of us present publicly ends up being the front which conceals our true nature from ourselves.
Laura Katherine McMillan. Size: 9 pieces, 5.5”x 5.5” Medium: Machine and Hand Embroidery in Petri Dishes Year Made: 2010 Cell Series "I began this series of embroideries as a way to fuse my background studies in anatomy and kinesiology with my passion for textile art. Revisiting old text books brought back not just information I would have to memorize for its function but a wealth of beautiful imagery. I began to see the cells as a series of intricate textures and shapes. "