(A blind-contour exercise)
Focused on engaging a student in a repetitive process, students will be enabled to create a drawing of their face—a “selfie”—as well as results that would not be ordinarily possible. With a level of unpredictability present in the final outcome or overall “look” of the drawing, students will explore the use of line weight and variation to suggest space and create visual emphasis while simultaneously suggesting movement through position, direction, and scale. Moreover, through the utilization of a variety of tools, the student artist will achieve visually interesting results while also learning more about deep illusion of spatial depth. Through the completion of this project, students will further examine the interesting relationship between abstraction and representation.