Portfolio Prep Lesson Plans

Pastel Self Portrait Project

This project focuses on:

  • rendering in correct proportion and perspective
  • representing a likeness as well as inner character
  • modeling forms with color
  • building texture through mark making

Assignment: Draw yourself in pastel using a mirror. Place yourself in a setting that expresses something about you, either with failiar objects or in an environment that is meaningful to you. Consider the placement and perspective, in order to create an interesting composition.