SHAPES OF SHADOWS PORTRAITS
INTERMEDIATE 2-D ART
india ink on bristol board with watercolor
Senior Diego Estantino is my trusty 2nd period T.A.,
and graciously agreed to pose for my students
so they could draw only the shapes of the shadows on his face.
In order to make this easier,
I isolated the kids in my art lounge,
turned off the lights and put a spotlight on Diego's face.
After they were done inking in the shapes,
I asked them to do bring in one additional medium to make the piece more special.
Four of the kids chose watercolor except senior Katherine Ku above.
She asked if she could make a special filigree border around the piece
in place of a medium.
I told her to go for it.
And what a fabulous result.
Makes me rethink the assignment for next school year.
I really liked how senior Bernice Lin
splattered and dripped watercolor down her background.
Looks very fresh.
Senior Risha Bhakta did more of a sponged effect with her watercolor.
Then senior Kyla Balquin used a mask product to isolate
tiny little stars before she brushed on her watercolor.
And senior Hazel Cruz used more of a stippling effect
when she applied her watercolor background.
Great job girls!