A self-portrait is a representation of an artist, drawn, painted, photographed, or sculpted by the artist.
Self-portraits have been made by artists since the earliest times.
In the later 20th century and more so in the 21st century, new techniques and video are playing a part in furthering self-portraiture (artworks, crafts, videoblogs, digital self-portraits, selfie, etc.).
Kyle Lambert, Visual Artist, Painter and Illustrator
“For a university project I was asked to produce 50 different paintings in completely different styles. I thought it would be a challenge to 50 self portraits. I had the whole summer to complete the project, but only left myself a week to do it.
I started off my researching my favourite artists hoping to generate a list of 50 styles. I decided on 25 to begin with and began painting then. I did a painting every 1-2 hours depending on the complexity of the style I was replicating. Styles varied from traditional painters such as Van Gogh, Picasso and Rembrandt to modern artists such as Chuck Close, Jenny Saville and many others. I produced a few cartoon versions of myself such as a Simpsons character, Beano character and in a Manga style.”
Draw your self-portrait and produce 4 different styles
EXPLORING YOUR IDENTITY
Making a self-portrait is a great way to express and explore your identity.
1st of ESO: Exploring
The idea is to do the silhouettes of your head and fill in your head with a magazine collage of what is going in your brain, what you prefer, what you are fond of…
Ideas to get you started: clothes, music, words, sports, food, people you admire, singers, actors…
Trace your head on two white papers (using the window). Then filled in the head shape with magazine images in one of the papers. The second one will be the template of the final frame of your self-portrait, so, you will have to cut out the inside part. Let’s do it.