Scream Self Portrait

Scream Self Portrait
Scream Self Portrait
Scream Self Portrait
Scream Self Portrait
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This Scream art project combines Edvard Munch’s “The Scream” face with some blow paint fun for all kinds of expressionist possibilities.

I wish it was my brilliant idea to mix blow painting with a “Scream” self portrait, but I actually found it online from a woman named Joslyn who first posted it on her blog in 2011. She has further tips and a recommended book so please check it out here:http://elementary-art-rocks.blogspot.com/2011/11/3rd-grade-monster-mama.html  Thanks Joslyn, it’s a super popular project idea!

It only takes a few tweaks to draw yourself as if you are screaming. The mouth, of course, needs to be open wide, but you also need to slide your features up a bit to get that look of a raised face. I made a tutorial that you can download and print so all your students can see this little changes for themself.

Look at Edvard Munch’s “The Scream” painting to see how much expression can be created with lines and color.


  • How to draw a Scream Self Portrait
  • Watercolor paper
  • Sharpie marker, chisel tip
  • Crayons
  • Liquid watercolor paint
  • Straw and cups for paint


1. Draw a head that takes up the bottom half of the paper. Follow the tutorial to draw a large mouth and raised features as shown so the face looks tilted up.

2. Trace all the lines with a black Sharpie marker.

3. Color heavily with crayon. The goal is to not have any blown paint sit on top of the face and clothes.

4. Use a straw to dab liquid watercolor paint around the head. Blow outward as much as possible to get thick and then thin lines.

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1 page
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1 hour
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