Strathmore DrawingPaper (Follow my template posted below)
Drawing pens .oo5 for details and the larger for filling in
Sketchbook for practice
HB Pencil to help you sketch out your ideas
(*Google search Facial Expression References /drawings to help you see faces)
First-Pick 20 people in your life + You. (20+1=21)
These people can be friends, family, anyone you know. If you need help try photographing these people or find images/photos on line.
NEW: This semester you can also choose to do this project with just Famous People
Now simplify them into a cartoon. You are only doing heads and shoulders. Not a fill body sketch.
*Think* YEARBOOK Photos
Practice sketch first in sketchbook to help develop ideas
Now: On your Good paper Plan/measure out your template.The box at the top is you. So draw yourself & add your name. In each of the boxes below, lightly sketch out each person as a cartoon. Think about what makes them look unique. maybe they always wear a hat, or earrings.
*Be sure to include a background. Like: lines, patterns, black, faded, polka-dots... something other than just blank.
Finally: Below each box, position & center & very carefully-print their names. Use Guidelines to help keep text level! (Points given for Accuracy!)
Erase all pencil makes when done-carefully.
Name on the back
TEMPLATE: (Cut paper to 8 1.4 x 11 first. Then start with measuring from the center blocks first and work out from the center to the edge of paper)
(Where I got the idea for this project-taken from my phone watching Anthony Bourdain)
Samples from Past Classes:
(The above sample is with Famous People from the Movies)
Time Out for Inspiration! -Illustrator to know: Kay Neilsen & Virginia Frances Sterrett (Similar but different)