Cubism - Self Portrait

I have cut and paste this stuff from an old teaching program. I taught this artwork many times and it always gave me a laugh....
1.        Take a photo of the student.
2.        Print the image out as a black, white, tonal image.Trace around the face and all details so the portrait can be clearly seen..
3.        Place a dot anywhere on the face.
4.        From the dot to the edge of the page, draw FIVE lines.
5.        Cut along the lines to make five pieces.
6.        On an A3 piece of art paper, put the original photo back together in the middle of the page.
7.        Then expand the photo by dragging each piece to the edge of the A3 paper.
8.        Make sure there are even spaces between each piece as best as you can.
9.        Glue each piece down neatly, making sure all edges are stuck down.
10.     Now, join up the lines of the portrait. Parts of the face will become stretched. If an eye or mouth is cut in half, it can become an extra eye or an extra mouth. Have fun with your reconstruction!!
11.     OPTIONAL STEP: Fill in the background around the portrait with geometric shapes This will give the artwork the appearance of being a “cubist artwork”.
12.     Go over all lines with a black marker. Make sure your work is neat. Mistakes are very difficult to erase.
13.     Fill in all spaces and shapes in the artwork using paint. Use as many different colours as possible. No black paint is to be used at this stage.
14.     Redraw all lines with black marker when you have finished painting. This will re-establish your original drawing.
15.     Add extra lines with metallic markers  and Posca pens.
16.     LAST STEP: Go around the edge of the face, hair, eyes, nose and mouth with white Posca pen.


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