Sometimes students have an easier time improving their own drawings after seeing examples of what not to do. To combat inaccurate proportions, shapes, and shading, this PowerPoint presentation shows students many examples of bad portraits. Additionally, this picture-based discussion helps students grasp the concept of aesthetics by looking at and talking about unaesthetic artworks. To reinforce the necessity of being able to differentiate between good and bad art, all of the examples are of portrait tattoos! This is a fun discussion to do with high school students who have a good sense of humor who want to improve their drawing skills.
Use this lesson plan before teaching how to draw a face using the visual elements of shape & form and light & value and using the design principle of proportion. This lesson can also stand on its own as a lesson about aesthetics and art criticism.
This download includes a PowerPoint and a PDF lesson plan to print.
This work by Klaire Pearson
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