Every year I do a pencil-only celebrity portrait lesson with my Studio in Art students, and each year I recognize less and less of the celebrities. Oh, the drawings get better every year, I think. I just cannot keep up with pop-culture, lol.
Here are the celebrity drawings from the past couple years! Can you guess who they are?
The above picture is the current state of my classroom blackboard. We’re working on a portrait lesson in Studio in Art and these are some of the drawings I created as samples. They all began as class demonstrations.
The above is a self-portrait in the style of Gustav Klimt. The portrait lesson has since transitioned from self-portrait in colored pencil to celebrity portrait in pencil.
I can’t find the photograph I used for this 19″ x 22″ colored pencil on Canton paper illustration of Colin Firth or as I like to call him, perfection-in-a-man. Created this one in 2004. I can’t believe it’s eleven years old.
Here’s a picture of the actor winning a SAG award. I don’t think any of my sample actors are nominated for a SAG this year. Too bad, because that would have made a way better blog post.
I’ll be watching tomorrow night anyhow. The fashionista in me prefers award season over sporting events (I haven’t watched a Super Bowl in I don’t know how long), although you know I will be watching the kitty half-time show of the Animal Planet puppy bowl. That’s just perfection-in-cuteness.