- To demonstrate understanding of the structure for each feature: eyes, nose, & mouth;
- To practice using black & white charcoal to render a drawing, using brown paper as the middle value
I think that one of the things that are working well for me is the drawing of lips. I also think that highlighting a drawing is working well for me. I realised how hard it is to not go overboard with the highlighting, and have figured out the the best, most realistic drawings are the ones with the simplest amounts of hightlight. One more thing that I think is working well for me is making sure that my drawings of lips, noses, and eyes don't look too much like cartoons and are more realistic. I think that something that needs extra attention is drawing noses. I realised once I finished my nose that it didn't come out the way I had hoped. I got feedback from my art teacher that "the simpler the better." I learned that drawing noses are normally easier when you have a face to draw them on. One more thing that I think I need to pay extra attention on is making my eye drawings look realistic. My eye drawing came out more cartoony than I anticipated, but I know that I can improve this in my final drawing of my face. I also want to make sure I pay close attention to small details like if the ends of my lips face down, or if my eyes have a more oval end to them or a more circular end to them. After going through everything that I need to work on, I feel prepared for my final, the realistic self-portrait.