Almost 1 month into the school year already!
Here is what my 7th and 8th grade students were up to this week!
7th Grade finished up their Typography Self-Portraits (seen below, click to enlarge) using an analogous color scheme for the foreground, and the opposite analogous scheme for the background, which included lyrics of their choice. This is a project I do every year with 7th graders, and I love the result time and time again.
Up next - HOMECOMING WEEK!
More details on the week ahead HERE.
7th Grade students completed these lovely Typography Self-Portraits. We first practiced facial proportions, and sketching the human face. After that, their final draft was drawn, and covered in sharpie. Next, a song was chosen, and lyrics to that song became the background of the project. The final step was to watercolor paint the Self-Portrait. Students had a to make a choice between warm and cool colors for the subject/background. I love the final results!
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These lovely portraits were completed by my amazing 7th grade class. They learned the proportion of the face, and drew out a self-portrait with pencil. Once they were satisfied with it, they chose a song, looked up the lyrics, and wrote them out in the background of the image. If the art was to their liking, it was then finalized with black sharpie. The last step was to paint the entire picture using watercolor. The trick was that the foreground and background had some restrictions. One area had to be warm colors (red, orange and yellow) and the other section cool colors (blue, purple, and green). Splitting the foreground and background creates a high level of contrast, and a vibrant result. I cannot wait to display these!