- Draw your imagined future self at the age of 114.
- What is our physical appearance? What is your life like?
- Consider not just yourself, but the world you imagine you would be living in at the age of 114.
- Your story can be tragic, hilarious, odd, fantastical, and more.
- While you can approach this from a real world perspective, you can also exaggerate and invent as much as you want.
- Are you showing what you wish for? What you expect? What you fear will happen?
brainstorming & Sketching
- Create mood boards.
- Brainstorm with key words, image searches, mind maps, etc.
- Draw at least 6 thumbnail sketches.
art media & format
- Use any art media, 2D and/or 3D.
- You might consider a format that allows for multiple images in a single artwork: a triptych, a 4 panel comic, etc.
Draw a Skull Inside a Portrait
Drawing a skull inside a portrait is a terrific exercise to practice your anatomical understanding of a portrait. This video provides beginning to end, the entire process for building the skull structure into the portrait.
Various techniques are explained, that can be used to build up three dimensional volume with colored pencil layering, blending, creating a diverse range of textures and marks, pencil grip, and more. Demo by Art Prof Clara Lieu.
Portrait Background Ideas
This video provides ideas for how to create backgrounds for portraits so that your compositions are visually dynamic and engaging. Backgrounds are often neglected, especially in portraits where the focus is usually on the face.
However, backgrounds can have a great impact on the way a portrait comes across, especially in terms of conveying a specific narrative. Discussion led by Art Prof Clara Lieu and Teaching Artists Cat Huang and Alex Rowe.