Remember Cyndi Lauper’s song, “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun?” Well, I have to say that I had FUN yesterday creating several zany portraits – Picasso style!
I started by finding four different reference photos of faces in a magazine or newspaper for each portrait. I chose to use soft vine charcoal but you could use any drawing material.
Using my first photo, I drew the person’s head shape and hair in my sketchbook. I added the eyes and nose from the second photo. From the third photo, the mouth and referencing the forth photo for the hands.
For this portrait, I used Cyndi Lauper’s head shape and hair and Bob Costas hand. The other features were from people I didn’t know in a magazine.
I exaggerated the ears and hair a little… This is the FUN part! You don’t have to make the features all the same size or symmetrical like Picasso often did in his portraits. And by smearing the charcoal I added some value to the faces which made them more interesting.
I had fun with the man’s glasses and his hands in this one:
And this last one is my favorite – I had fun with her eyelashes and hands:
I learned this exercise from Carla Sonheim. I hope you give it a try too. 🙂
Happy Drawing!!! 😉
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Italian artist Amedeo Modigliani created unique portraits that had elongated faces and figures. If you have never heard of this artist, I would highly recommend that you google him. His style is very interesting!
When I took Carla Sonheim’s FREE Kid’s Art Week online class, one of our assignments this summer was to create a portrait in Modigliani’s style.
I did not have time to complete the assignment until now. (BTW – This is what is wonderful about online art classes!)
I decided to choose my niece and nephew for my subjects.
Here is my nephew who loves to play tennis! So I had to add a tennis racket to his portrait. 🙂
And here is the reference photo I used. He is 15 years old:
My niece loves her cat:
So I included a photo of her kitty with her portrait.
Here she is at 16 years of age:
I enjoyed creating these Modigliani Portraits with Tombow markers.
Happy Creating! 🙂
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