Value Sketch Portrait

We’ve been working on value and shape in the adult art class as well as seeing what is really there rather than drawing what we think things look like. To prove that techniques work for any subject we skipped right to portraits.  Just by painting in flat areas of shadow in the right shapes and values, we made faces look three dimensional and real. Then, if the look was a bit too stark we could add some more natural skin tones to the initial monochrome.  Everyone decided they liked the bold and colourful results just as they were.

This is mine (Carolyn’s). It’s a portrait of Jesse Lingard of Manchester United, totally thieverized from the Googlenets. I hope both the photographer and Mr. Lingard will forgive me. I admire their arts very much 😊

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