Formal Content 80%
Still going to involve FormaL OBSERVATIONAL ideas of a tonal drawing. Formal Ideas in Relation to Realism is the emphasis but there could be some expressive liberties taken.
Head should be at least life size or bigger in composition with some kind of thematic background.
-Consider progression of space in relation to various levels of detail, contrast and edges
-Maximum detailing and high contrast in foreground progressing to decreased detail and low contrast into the background space
-Sharp (in focus) edges in foreground progressing to softer (out of focus) edges in background (Variation of mark making plays a part in this)
Thematic Content 20%
Some thematic content will also be required.
Working from a mirror
You could bring another elements such as:
costume, things from your imagination, or even online filters (such as snap chat, etc.) Your filters should be a combinations of filters - your NOT just relying on one filter.
Consider backgrounds and potential representational spaces where the person in the self-portrait is located.
BUT the emphasis is still on formal ideas of observation.
Materials Required for Assignment:
Drawing materials to choose from:
-charcoal sticks and charcoal pencils and white chalk
-Mirror (for self portraits)