SELF-PORTRAITS in Craypas
7th and 8th Grades

Working from 5x7 inch photographs (with hand/s) taken in class by Mrs. Kramer, we make a grid on our photo and transferred it to an 12x18 inch grid on white paper. We traced this onto tracing paper which we flipped onto another white sheet of paper (to save for another project) and flipped AGAIN onto black construction paper.

Students were asked to work with unusual coloring for the skin areas using their favorite colors or colors that reflected their mood. Care was given to the low-lights and high-lights of the skin. Students learned how to work with craypas...not blending with fingers but instead to lay down several layers of colors to give a blending effect with the craypas (a mixture of crayon and pastel). Despite the time it took to transfer and flip a few times, everyone was quite pleased with the final project.   

Brian
Dori

 

Alex

Nick

Nikki

 

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