Hundertwasser Style Self Portraits

Hundertwasser style self portraitA Hundertwasser style self portrait project gave my students a different approach for a back-to-school project. I love how he drew the large almond shaped eyes in his people and the abstract approach helped the students to draw themselves in a new way. Austrian artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser has an amazing life story, along with a very appealing style of abstract drawing.

 

MATERIALS
• Multimedia or watercolor paper, 9″ x 12″
• Ruler
• Crayons
• Liquid watercolor paint

 

DIRECTIONS
1. Start with a 9″ x 12″ paper, and trace the width of a ruler around the outside edges in pencil. Add another line about 1/4″ away to make a narrow inner border.
2. Draw a very large circle that almost touches the top border and does touch the left and right. Wobbly circles are welcome! Shoulders may be straight or angled. Eyes are drawn by starting with a center dot, and then the football shapes that extend and touch the outside edge. Hair must be simple, simple, simple, using as few lines as possible. Names are drawn in block letters in the bottom border.
3. When the drawing is done, all lines are traced with a crayon.
4. The portrait is painted with fun, bright watercolor paint. Encourage unusual colors in the usual places.

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