Chuck Close Self Portrait by Leo

Chuck Close is an American painter and photographer who first achieved fame as a photorealist. This project, which imitates his style, takes a bit of planning, but the results can be amazing. 1. Take digital photos of the students. With my computer graphics software, I cropped the faces in Photoshop and printed them out (black and white) to fill an 8″ x 10″ box. Cut out all the photos. 2. Create and print an … Read More

Chuck Close Portraits with Squares

This project is inspired by the amazing art of Chuck Close. He added grids to portraiture to create some very stunning artwork. MATERIALS • Headshot photos, scaled and laser printed to on 8.5″ x 11″ paper • Drawing paper, 9″ x 12″, with 3/4″ grid • Carbon paper • Black marke • Colored pencils   DIRECTIONS 1. I started by shooting large head shots of students against a white wall. The photos were opened … Read More

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