FRACTURED FRONTAL PORTRAITS
INTERMEDIATE 2-D ART
oil & water based pastels on paper
It's always fun for me to see what creative ideas the kids will come up with for this assignment.
First they need to find a great resource to work from.
Then their job is to enlarge it onto paper and work it in pastel,
also keeping in mind they need to fracture the work into at least 3 parts/pieces.
I was super excited by what junior Elias Rodriquez did for this assignment.
He used his best friend Kristina as his resource,
and then built his piece dimensionally.
And to stabilize and house it he built a papier mache' skull.
A brilliant idea Elias!
I'm so impressed with your critical thinking,
and the energy you put into this piece.
that you have inspired me for next years kids.
I think this will be a new requirement to make it 3-D.
Junior Jonathan Hsu has pushed himself with the mounting of his portrait.
First of all he picked a great subject with dramatic coloring.
His fractures are over the eye and cheek areas,
but what really makes this piece pop is the framing.
All the students loved Nathan Chong's fracture of Kanye West.
I really like how he included the New York skyline in this fracture.
Makes so much sense for Kanye since he spends so much time there.
I just wish I'd photographed it on a different color backdrop so you could see the format better.
Senior Michael Cantu picked the perfect subject,
his little brother.
I love that!
The piece is really striking because of his color choices,
the distances between his fractures,
and his range of values.
Great job as always Michael!
And senior Jovani Garcia surprised us by actually turning in an assignment.
And almost on time too!!
I'm a brat.
We love you and it Jovani!!
The subject is fun,
the fractures perfectly placed.
And the addition of the colors around the head create a wonderful visual pull for the eye.
I'm really looking forward to seeing your next assignment,
remember that one?