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“Moody” Self Portraits

By Kathybarbro @KathyBarbro
“Moody” Self Portraits I’ve found that metallic markers and tissue paper make a great combination. The shiny color and matte paper really show each other off.  
Drawing directly on tissue paper with a pencil is a little tricky as it is so delicate, so here is what my students did:
1. On a heavy drawing paper, they planned their portrait, starting with an oval and then adding shoulders, features and abstract hair.
2. When the drawing was complete, they took turns at getting their paper lightly sprayed with adhesive spray. They were allowed to choose a matching size piece of tissue paper and carefully rub it down on top. The color chosen was to reflect their feelings of the day.
3. The portrait was traced with both a permanent black marker, and then filled in with metallic markers. If you are not familiar with them, I like this Prang brand.

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