Value Portraits Art Critique
Self evaluation (must write at least 3 sentences for each question)
1. Explain the process you went through to develop your drawing.
the process we went to develop my drawing is we had to get a sheet of trace paper and put it over the black and white photo of the person we were drawing. then we had to hold it up to a light source and outline all the values we saw in the face. not the features of the face like the nose. after we had finished outlining all the values in the photo, we covered the other side of the trace paper with graphite. after that we placed the trace paper on a blank page of our skeacth book and retraces all of the values on the trace paper so the face of the person we were drawing would transfer over. after we transferred it we began to fill in the values of the picture trying not to go to dark to fast. after we had done that we were finished.
2. Explain how you found the different values in the portrait?
I found the different values in the portrait by using our portable shading chart which had 8 boxes of shading going from white to black. i then macthed the vales in the picture to one of the boxes in my shading chart. after i macthted the color to one in the shading chart i colored in the value it macthed and shaded with the shapes of the features of the face making the values blend together to make it 3d.
3. Did you achieve a full range of the different values within your portrait? How?
yes i did make a full range of values of my picture. i did this by, looking at the lightest and darkest part of the picture and colored them as applied. i also used all of the values in between by machining up the value that fit best to the value in the picture and colored it the value as it applied.
4. Describe your craftsmanship. Is the artwork executed and crafted neatly?
i think that my drawing turned out very good and it has the aspect of looking 3d. i tyred my hardest so, i believe that my artwork looks the way its supposed to and it straight to the point so i think that i executed it very well and it turned out beautifully. my artwork was done to the best of my ability there were no stray marks and it blended all together so i believe it is very neat.
5. List any obstacles you had to overcome and how you dealt with them.
i had trouble with getting the hair dark in certain parts. after many try of shading more i figured out that if you pressed down on the pencil harder the line became darker, and it also helped if you shaded with the way the hair grows to give a life like aspect.