• Painting Beyond the Portrait

    Incorporating physical characteristics and personality traits into portraits

    Think of the people in your life, individuals who you are close to, as well as the acquaintances. For this assignment, you will choose one of them as your subject. 

    Create an expressive portrait of the person you have selected. This is a very interpretive assignment. Think of what about the individual is unique, and how can you incorporate that into the piece. 

    Do some research in your sketchbook, make lists of characteristics, take photos for reference, make life studies etc. You may want to talk to the individual about what you are doing, but it is not necessary. Incorporate anything and everything that you feel is relevant; physical characteristics, personality traits, hobbies, occupation, personal favorites etc.
    Size and Media: Open 
Last Modified on March 12, 2018