I have 2 methods to show you.
When describing the portrait I ask the students to see how he represents both the head on view and the side view together. I know that is a bit of a simplistic interpretation but all of a sudden I have kids really trying to interpret his paintings.....great to watch unfold.
- watercolor paper or heavy sketch/drawing paper
- pencil, eraser
- access to mirrors or use the partner method
- tempera disk paint
- sharpies or markers
- mounting paper
Now if they have access to mirrors (class set of Dollar Store hand mirrors works well), have them draw a line down the center of the oval, (can be off kilter for a different look).
This will include the side view so they have to include some profile features like the nose in this line.
Now if you don't have access to mirrors a simple solution is to have the students working in pairs sketching their neighbor.
Paint in all your sections. In my sample I've kept the colors of the side view different from the heads on view...it's up to you.
Mount onto a contrasting color and you're done.
Kim McCllough, recently did this lesson with her Grade 5s. They used pastel instead of paint.
- colored paper, or white drawing paper
- paper for mounting
- pencil and eraser
- paint, markers, pastels or pencil crayon
Take your colored paper or plain white and sketch out a self portrait. Use hand mirrors or the "sketch your neighbor" method.
You can do a head on or profile view.
Black lines are in shadow, white are highlights and grey middle value.
A interesting study you could do with your students is to do both methods and then display both side by side.
See you soon.