Thursday, March 4, 2010

Creating a Self-Portrait

Yesterday morning we made our self portraits and here's how you can make one too.

You will need:
  • photo of your face in black and white only
  • A4 plain white cartridge paper
  • sketching pencil
  • ruler
  • rubber
  • scissors
  • glue
  1. Take a nice photo of yourself and print it out in black and white.
  2. Draw 3 diagonal lines across your photo - one across the top, one across the middle and one across the bottom.
  3. Cut along the lines to get 4 parts of your face.
  4. Glue the first, top part of your face on to the top part of another piece of paper.
  5. Get the second part of your face and line it up with the first part, but don't glue it on.
  6. Get the third part of your face. Line it up against the second part then glue it on. Now you will only have 2 pieces of paper glued onto the A4 cartridge paper.
  7. Draw the missing parts of your face. Draw the rest of your face, neck, hair, ears, mouth, nose, eyes and eyebrows.
  8. Shade the parts of your face that have dark spots. Do some smudging so it looks just your photo.
Good luck and try your best on making your own.

By Miracle


  1. Hi Miracle, I like this idea. I really like your clear instructions. I am going to give it a go, although I fear the result might not be fantastic, I love to try new creative adventures. I can't wait to see your results on the blog.

  2. Wow Miracle, thanks heaps for the great instructions. I think even I might be able to create a portrait using this method. Yours looks awesome. Well done.
    Mrs Nua

  3. What a very clear set of instructions Miracle. I think anyone could follow them. However, I think I still would prefer to come and join in with your class. It sounds like you had so much fun :)
    Mrs Burt

  4. Hey Miracle NICE! the part when you clearly set your instructions how to make those kind of portrait keep up the great work.


  5. hey miracle its rays mum here can you please tell ray to hurry up and put something on so i can check out his work thanx love da portrait

  6. Miracle,
    What a beautiful piece of art you have created! Your instructions were so clear. I think I might make a portrait of myself!

  7. Hey Miracle,

    You are really good drawer think I might try this some time keep up the great work.

  8. Dear Miracle,

    Very clear instructions Mriacle. I'm going to use your ideas to do a self portrait this term.

    Love from Mrs Jarman


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