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A6: Pencil Portrait


These sketchbook tasks will serve as development and will gain you marks for AO2. You should achieve this by taking a photograph specifically for this assignment. Thoughtful composition. AO3 ● ● Your final outcome (main peice) will gain you marks for AO4 Also. Attention to detail(s). This is the 1st of two main outcomes for the portrait project. You will have until the end of term 6 (and the summer break) to complete this item of work in full. . prior to starting on your final outcome. A considered background. appropriately with clear knowledge and understanding of ‘light’ (cause/ effect) Good structure and proportion. you need to perform some form of artist research/ links throughout this assignment to gain marks for AO1 ○ You will receive more marks for using: A ‘full’ range of tone.A6: Assignment guidance: The subject matter for this assignment should be a self-portrait. ● You should have practised your subject for this assignment using full pages in your sketchbook.

● Produce a range of alternative self portraits. take many photographs (get a friend to help). ● Use techniques that you have developed in class to help your work develop. Mood. ● ● Ensure that you practise and hone your pencil technique. using good basic structure.● This assignment is to be done on ‘A1’ (size) drawing paper. ● Take a look at the YouTube channel on the eLearning site for access to many drawing tutorials. by copying these into your sketchbook. ● Read the Assessment Objectives carefully to ensure you know how your work will be marked by clicking on the ‘AFL’ button on the assignment page. shoulders and a considered background. Your work will improve dramatically by using a range (set) of drawing pencils. Use these to help you refine your own skills. and your portrait should fill the drawing space/ area. and consider: Pose. Expression and light. Aim to use 2B-9B pencils to achieve full tonal ranges within your work. . ● The portrait should include neck. either abstract or realistic.

● ● Use a sharp pencil for the details in your portrait. Plan your assignment carefully using your sketchbook to write/ explain.TIPS: ● ● ● Visit our online ‘Art Gallery’ to see more examples. possibly resulting in higher marks. . will make for a much more enjoyable experience. ● Choose your subject carefully. and stronger outcome. selecting an original and personal image/ portrait to work from. ● Document your progress by taking regular photographs of your work to show the various stages of development and annotate these in your sketchbook. Go to our YouTube page. ● Take time to assess your work as it progresses and make changes where appropriate. and illustrate your intentions and ideas. and watch the demo’s/ tutorials. Bring out ‘Light’ by using a rubber to create effect and contrast in your work.

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