This Scream art project combines Edvard Munch’s “The Scream” face with some blow paint fun for all kinds of expressionist possibilities.
I wish it was my brilliant idea to mix blow painting with a “Scream” self portrait, but I actually found it online from a woman named Joslyn who first posted it on her blog in 2011. She has further tips and a recommended book so please check it out HERE. Thanks Joslyn, it’s a super popular project idea!
It only takes a few tweaks to draw yourself as if you are screaming. The mouth, of course, needs to be open wide, but you also need to slide your features up a bit to get that look of a raised face. I made a tutorial that you can download and print so all your students can see this little changes for themself.
Look at Edvard Munch’s “The Scream” painting to see how much expression can be created with lines and color.
- How to draw a Scream Self Portrait (click here to download)
- Watercolor paper
- Sharpie marker, chisel tip
- Watercolor paint
- Straw and cups for paint
Time needed: 30 minutes.
- Draw an oval that is a little flat on top.
- Add neck and shoulders.
- Start the eyes, extra high.
- Draw half circles inside.
- Add two ears.
- Add very large mouth.
- Finish with nose and teeth. Trace and color heavily with crayon.
- Make watercolor puddles around the head and blow with a straw.
- Blow all the lines as far as you can to get all the skinny little ends.