4.2 Self Portrait


You should use a different printmaking process for this project.
Sit in front of a mirror with some good directional light from a window or lamp and make several drawings of your head and shoulders. Then do some more drawings using tone. From these drawings decide on your printing method and style.
Make three different prints, trying to capture the essence of yourself.

Overview and Assessment

Portraits check and log
• What differences and similarities of approach exist when making a printed portrait compared to a painted one?
• Evaluate your portrait making process. Can you identify any parts of the process which could be improved?


Portrait 1

Self Portrait 3
Drawn from the mirror. White chalk on black paper.

Portrait 2

Portrait 3

Other photos considered