Tuesday, January 31, 2012

F4our portraits!

Per Request of Melissa at  http://www.thechocolatemuffintree.com/ I am including a brief description of how we accomplished this cool project.

 I started by taking a photo of the students using my IPhone, with a free app called iMajiCam.  It has all sorts of filters.  We used the Posterize filter.  Plug it into the computer, download, print off a copy for each student.  I take the pile, and photocopy it once, to have a backup. Then the students take a blank sheet, with their face underneath, and trace the lines where a value touches another value. You get a result similar to a paint by number.  That gets photocopied 4 times, and we do the work on the photocopies of their drawing.  1. Monochromatic in acrylic. 2. Stippling.  3. Fauvism.  4. collage.
When finished, you tape them together on the back and display!  Hope this helps!Finished our four portraits.  They sorta look like A Warhol.  they are Monochromatic paint, Stippling with marker, Fauvist with gel pens, and collage from magazines.  YummY!














5 comments:

  1. These are so cool! Are they all done on a photocopy of a photo of the kids faces? These must have taken a looong time but the results are fantatsic! Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Fabulous! How were these done? SHort explanation?

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  3. Sure Melissa, I started by taking a photo of the students using my IPhone, with a free app called iMajiCam. It has all sorts of filters. We used the Posterize filter. Plug it into the computer, download, print off a copy for each student. I take the pile, and photocopy it once, to have a backup. Then the students take a blank sheet, with their face underneath, and trace the lines where a value touches another value. You get a result similar to a paint by number. That gets photocopied 4 times, and we do the work on the photocopies of their drawing. 1. Monochromatic in acrylic. 2. Stippling. 3. Fauvism. 4. collage.
    When finished, you tape them together on the back and display! Hope this helps!

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  4. Great idea! I'm teaching art for the first time and would love to do this with my students. How long did this project take?

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  5. This is a more extensive project. Figure 1-2 days for photo, processing, printing drawing to make photocopies. 1-2 days for each different process.

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