GCSE A1 Pencil Portrait

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Guidnace and support for students studying GCSE Art & Design (Portraiture).

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<ul><li><p> Assignment 1: Pencil Portrait</p></li><li><p> Assignment guidance: The subject for this assignment should be either a photo/ observation (using a mirror) of yourself or, a photo/ observation (drawing from life) of a fellow student in your class which captures and uses expression. </p><p> You should have practised your subject for this assignment using a full page in your sketchbook, prior to starting on your final outcome.</p><p> You will receive more marks for using: A full range of tone, appropriately with clear </p><p>knowledge and understanding of light (cause/ effect)</p><p> Good structure and proportion. Attention to detail(s). A considered background.</p><p> This assignment is to be done on A1 (size) drawing </p><p>paper, and your portrait should fill the drawing space/ area. The portrait should include neck, shoulders and a </p><p>considered background, either abstract or realistic. Read the Assessment Objectives carefully to ensure you </p><p>know how your work will be marked by clicking on the AFL button on the assignment page.</p></li><li><p>Use techniques that you have learnt in class to help your work develop using good basic structure.</p></li><li><p> TIPS: </p><p> Visit our online Art Gallery to see more examples. Go to our YouTube page, and watch the demos/ </p><p>tutorials. Plan your assignment carefully using your sketchbook </p><p>to write/ explain, and illustrate your intentions and ideas. </p><p> Take time to assess your work as it progresses and make changes where appropriate. </p><p> Use a sharp pencil for details in your portrait. Bring out Light by using a rubber to create effect and </p><p>contrast in your work. Choose your subject carefully, selecting an original </p><p>and personal image/ portrait to work from, will make for a much more enjoyable experience, and stronger outcome, possibly resulting in higher marks.</p></li></ul>