Friday, March 09, 2007


Here's my exemplar for the Self-Portrait unit I'm doing with my middle school classes. Self-Portrait, Tempera on paper. 10"x 16."

Monday, March 05, 2007


All of the previous images relate and were put together in a montage composition. What's your interpretation?

Friday, March 02, 2007

Coffee, Tea, or Me?

I have to admit that I'm kind of proud about this one. I like how this image is composed and I really like everyone's gesture. Since I don't sketch on a regular basis I forget how to do certain things. It took me a while of sketching out the body structures using simple line and then geometric shapes to figure out the proportions and perspectives. I'm really satisfied with the sitting man with crossed legs because I didn't have a model to look at.

Thursday, March 01, 2007

Young Lovers

What's with all the romance? I don't know. I was trying to go for a bit of anonymity with the female character by keeping her in heavy shadows. However, I think that it looks more creepy than anything. I think the old man should be leaning towards the viewer to indicate more forced perspective. That would make the fact that he has no shadow on his face more logical.