Using a photograph that you took of yourself, you are to create 3 self-portraits in the pen and ink style with a watercolour additive or wash. Your challenge is to represent yourself in a way that somehow expresses some sort of social or political issue that is dear to you. The composition should be such that your self-portrait tells the story or expresses your opinion of the social or political issue. Your goal is to make it obvious enough that a person who has never spoken to you might understand simply by looking at it! To do this you may wish to strictly keep this a portrait in the pure sense (shoulders up) or you may introduce props. Beware of making cheesy kitsch!
Photography day #1
Photography day #2
Today we took a look at the political activism of Diego Rivera.
Today we watched a watercolour tutorial by Aaron Blaise.
Today we spoke briefly about artist statements. It will be a challenge issued to you that you can hopefully embrace!
Pen and Watercolour Self Portrait Due!