Thursday, November 30, 2006

Johnny Depp - Demo

Being the obsessive compulsive person that I am, I am still thinking about the pastel demo and lesson I will be doing in my son's 7th grade art class. In preparation, I played around with this portrait of J. Depp, stopping after an hour. I chose this subject because the colors and patterns of dark and light are so dramatic; also, I was thinking he might be a fun subject for the kids to watch me demo and/or try to paint themselves. It also works for the purpose of explaining how to look at big shapes, work dark to light, consider values, etc. But I am meeting with the teacher tomorrow, and will see what she thinks of this idea. Maybe it is overambitious...if it comes down to it, we can always do fruit!


Kay Crain said...

outstanding job on Johnny! I'm sure the 7th graders would like him for a subject. ;D

Jo Castillo (noblock99) said...

Nice painting and fun for the kids.


Hall Groat II said...

Certainly a terrific actor that deserves some attention. He's able to adapt to diverse character profiles.