Monday, April 15, 2013

First grade: Rembrandt Portraits




                                                         Self-Portrait in Fur Hat, 1631

First graders learned how to use lines to draw value. This was a rigorous lesson as they had to practice drawing multiple value charts using different types of lines (cross hatch, stipple, etc). Once they achieved fluidity with their marks, they sketched Rembrandt's portrait in pencil and used various kinds of marks to achieve the shaded and lit areas of his face. I think they came out beautifully. 

1 comment:

  1. wow! those are striking. great contrast in value!

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