Next Project: Typographic Portraits

Our next project will be created with traditional media. You will draw a typographic portrait with pencil, colored pencil, or black ink pen. You will carefully select words that add to the meaning of the portrait. For example, if you are drawing a musician, you may use their song lyrics. If you are drawing a character from a favorite movie or novel, you may use text from that movie or novel. You may choose to use a speech given by a public figure, or to juxtapose conflicting text and imagery to make a statement (ie. drawing a young child from legislation on standardized testing and the common core).

Here are some examples of finished projects:

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Project Requirements:

  • fills an 18×24 paper with a strong composition
  • balances positive and negative space in an aesthetically pleasing way
  • shows a range of value created with words
  • chosen words add to the meaning of the image
  • created with your choice of pencil, colored pencil, or blank ink pen

Today we will:

  • brainstorm project ideas
  • create a new blog post with the following:
    • a paragraph describing our proposed project concept (including the materials and color schemes)
    • potential reference photos you may use
    • copy and paste any text you may use
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