Artful Friday – Self Portraits

May 14, 2010 | Comment5 comments - join the party! |

I love self portraits.

I didn’t always love when I had to make them while earning my degree. Every term in photography and painting and drawing, we had a self portrait sometime in the semester.
They grew on me and I began to appreciate them.

I appreciate them even more in my students.

We looked in the mirror and discussed proportion. For example, did you know your eyes are one eye length apart? If you use your finger and trace from the corner of your eye to the side of your face , you find a good start to place your ears.

Question of the day: What is your favorite body part?”

Materials Used: Pencils, Oil pastels, and mirrors

Most of my students parents tell me they frame their children’s self portraits, they are just too fantastic not too.

Have a great weekend.


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I love all my kids' self portraits – they get a special place in our house.

by jen@odbt on May 14, 2010 at 6:07 pm. Reply #

These are gorgeous. I love when my girls do group family portraits. I have a special favourite one that Phoebe did which included me when I was pregnant with Ruby. It's perfection and I'll treasure it forever 🙂

by Carmen on May 14, 2010 at 11:50 pm. Reply #

i like eyes. but for some odd reasons i watch people's mouths when they talk, so that's how i identify people and emotions a lot. weird, i know.

by angelina la dawn on May 16, 2010 at 2:48 am. Reply #

that's really cool. I may have to have Katie do that this weekend.

by Becky on May 16, 2010 at 4:25 pm. Reply #

i love those self portraits, your students are very talented! Lovely blog too, I enjoyed reading your posts.

by englishrose on May 17, 2010 at 1:00 am. Reply #