How to Draw Facial Proportions

Her tutorial covers the basic guidelines for facial proportions. Learning where features are placed on the face and how to use our pencil as a measurement tool allows us to create more accurate portraits. In this video, I am using a plain old HB pencil! Try to stay within the HB-2B range for general sketching. Too hard of a graphite (the higher the H, the harder the graphite) is really light and can indent the paper easily if you press too hard. The higher the B, the softer the graphite, which will create darker marks!

1st Draw a Self-portrait using a mirror to look at OR you may bring in a photograph of someone you wish to draw BUT it must be a straight on photo of them looking right at you

2nd Watch the video above and draw the same portrait as you did before but this time follow along with her video. You may pause, rewind, and take your time to complete the second portrait.

Resource: From “Digitizing the easel: Student Perspectives on Tutorial Videos in the Art Classroom” by Jescia Hopper.
Nice Examples:

Andy Warhol/Digital Portraits// Digital Photography

Andy Warhol/Digital Portraits

Title: Andy Warhol/Digital Portraits// Digital Photography

Objective: Students will be introduced to the life and art of Andy Warhol as a way of considering photography as a self-portrait medium. After viewing and discussing other artists’ photographic self-portraits, students will create their own digitally manipulated photos of themselves, family members, or pets.

How do you think this self-portrait was made?
Why do you think he included four images of himself rather than one?

Essential Questions: What do you want to communicate about yourself or whoever the portrait is of?

National Art Standards
Anchor Standard 3: Refine and complete  artistic work.
Anchor Standard 7: Perceive and analyze artistic work.
Anchor Standard 9: Apply criteria to evaluate artistic work.


  • Smart Board or computer with ability to project images from slideshow
  • Student photograph
  • Computers equipped with digital-imaging software such as Adobe Photoshop
Andy Warhol became fabulously famous for his 1960s pop art. He produced big, bold images of the popular, the famous, and the stuff of our consumer society. His multi-image portraits of famous people—Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley, Jacqueline Kennedy—and of common products—Campbell's soup cans, Coca Cola bottles—are among the most powerful icons of twentieth-century American art.
Andy Warhol was born Andrew Warhola, the son of Czechoslovakian immigrants, in 1928. He grew up poor (during the Depression) outside Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, with his parents and two brothers. As a child, Warhol (he later dropped the final "a") recalled having a few friends but also feeling "left out." He suffered briefly from a nervous disorder that caused muscle spasms and kept him isolated. He liked spending time on his own, coloring, taking snapshots with a small camera, and even making films with a movie camera given to him by his mother.
After graduating in art from Carnegie Institute of Technology in 1949, he moved to New York City, where he would have quick success as a commercial artist. He designed window displays, illustrated magazine articles, and drew record album jackets. In the 1960s, Warhol decided to abandon commercial art to focus on making serious visual art. While he hand-painted his first works, he soon developed a silk-screen process that allowed his staff of assistants to mass-produce the startling images of consumer products and brilliant movie star portraits. These works took the art world and the public by storm. In this self-portrait, he used four photographic images of himself (with his trademark “shocked” hair) and silk-screened them, off-kilter, onto a 6-foot square canvas. The result is four big heads, set in supercharged pink and yellow against a glossy, dense black background. The effect is intense and unsettling. He was also a pioneer in computer-generated art using Amiga computers that were introduced in 1984
  1. To make a self-portrait, first upload their photograph into the computer. If you have a digital camera, you can transfer your photos directly to the computer.
  2. Once students have their photo entered into the computer, they can use digital-imaging software such as Adobe Photoshop to applying color and/or special effects.
  3. Start with the crop tool to eliminate any areas of the photo they don't want to keep. They can also play with the size and rotation of their image.
  4. Explain that each students should create 3 to 8 different varieties of effects and keeping 1 original then lay the images out in a grid.
  5. Teach them how to create new layers, label them and copy and paste their photo into each one.
  6. Create margin lines to divide up their grid.
  7. Next, have them experiment with paint tools, filters, color levels, and any other editing tools available. They could even add text and original graphics to their picture, or copy and paste multiple images of themselves.
  8. As students manipulate their digital image, have them consider what they want to communicate about themselves. What will the viewer who examines their self-portrait learn about them?
What is the overall feeling and emotion you perceive when looking at the art?
Does the use of color enhance the composition?
Do all the different filters used create a balanced composition?
How did Andy Warhol influence your artwork?

Computer Directions:

  1. Open up Adobe Photoshop New file
    1. US Paper, Letter, size 8.5 X11 inches, 300 Pixels per inch DPI
  2. Open up your downloaded portrait. Crop using the Marquee tool to eliminate any areas of the photo they don't want to keep, Image (top bar) Crop.
  3. Image (top bar) resize image to make it bigger or smaller using the Percent option until it is a good size for your Pop Art lesson
  4. Ctrl A (select all), Ctrl C (copy), then go to the new document and Ctrl V (paste).
  5. If too big or too small Ctrl Z (undo)
  6. Return to portrait photo and resize again, repeat steps
  7. View (top bar) Rulers
  8. Click and drag blue guidelines from side and top to find the middle of your page
  9. Once you are happy with the image size. Ctrl V (paste) however many images you want either 4, 6, or 9
  10. Move the different layers with the ARROW tool, use the eyes in the layers to figure out which layer is active.
  11. Use the filter tools to change the images so that each image has a different effect or use other options in the Layer (top bar)  to change the color balance, brightness, contrast, invert, etc
  12. Ctrl + Z (Undo) or the History window (top bar view and click History if the window is not open already) to undo anything.

Save As - Photoshop PSD file (save layers)
Flattened files: PDF (for Adobe Reader)
  JPG (image no layers
  TIFF (usually for websites, no layers)

3D Form Nylon Sculpture

Studio Art - Architecture House Drawings Lesson Plan

Architecture House Drawings Lesson Plan
Students will draw a detailed 2 point perspective architectural house with pencil and then outline it with sharpie. They then will add color. 

The students will:
  • Use the whole page
  • Draw a house accurately
  • Use rulers to draw straight lines.
  • Show accurate 2 point perspective.

Art Standards

Anchor Standard 2: Organize and develop artistic ideas and work.
Anchor Standard 3: Refine and complete artistic work.

Horizontal Line: the horizon is where the land (or sea) and sky meet. In painting perspective, it's the level your eyes are at, an imaginary line to which things recede.

Linear Perspective:The illusion of depth, representing three-dimensional objects and space on a two-dimensional surface by means of intersecting lines that are drawn vertically and horizontally and that recede from one point (one-point perspective) two points (two-point perspective) or several points on a horizon line as perceived by a viewer. 

One Point perspective: the drawing has a single vanishing point

Two Point Perspective:  is a type of linear perspective.  In two-point perspective, there exist two points from which an object’s lines recede from; the sides of the object vanish to one of two vanishing points on the horizon line.

Orthogonal Lines: Perspective diagonal lines that point to the vanishing point.

Parallel: side by side lines and having the same distance continuously between them.

Recede: go or move back or further away

Vanishing Point: a point on the horizon line where the orthogonal lines appear to meet.

Art Materials

  • Pencils
  • Erasers
  • Black sharpies
  • Color sharpies
  • Rulers
  • Packets with various house photos or drawings
  • Packets with architectural element information



Did the students:
  • Use the whole page
  • Draw a house accurately
  • Use rulers to draw straight lines.
  • Show accurate perspective.



1. Draw two vanishing points and horizon line and a vertical line that represents the basic height of the building.
2. Draw the two plain sides of the building.
3. Draw the two windows in position, remember to project lines back to the vanishing point on the right.
4. Add the door including the small glass window. Take care to project guidelines to the right hand V.P.

5.Add the path in the same way as seen in the previous drawing exercise.
6. Add the two guidelines. These will mark the point of the conventional roof.
7. Add the side of the conventional roof (left hand side).

8. Complete the conventional roof.

Digital Photography Lessons

Digital Photography Class Lessons Outline

Set up Accounts + follow other classmates

What is it?
Create 3 abstract photos by doing a close up photo or cropping + critique (comment on other classmates photos)

Keyboard Shortcuts

Ctrl + S Save current document file.
Ctrl + P Print your document
Ctrl + X Cut selected item.
Ctrl + C Copy selected item.
Ctrl + V Paste
Ctrl + Z will Undo any change
Ctrl + Y would redo the undo
Ctrl + F opens the Find in any program
Ctrl + Backspace will delete a full word

For Apple computers the Ctrl button is replaced with the Command button

DPI (dots per inch) refers to the output resolution of a printer or imagesetter, and PPI (pixels per inch) refers to the input resolution of a photograph or image

pixel is simply the individual point of color on a digital image.

8.5 inches X 11 inches document = 2550 pixels X 3300 pixels  at a 300 DPI setting (good for printing)

Portraits & Photoshop:
Pop art
Depth of field Lesson:
Take at least 2 different photographs using framing in the composition. Post 2 of your photographs on Behance,

Portraits & Photoshop:
Selfie collage

Shadow and lights 
Take at least 3 photos which show strong shadow and light then post your 3 photos on Behance
Share your favorite image on Google Drive with Mrs. Mayville

Humanae portrait

Framing a Subject
Take at least 2 different photographs using framing in the composition. Post 2 of your photographs on Behance, SAMPLES BELOW

Apple Store Debate

Types of Photography:
Portraits - People & Pets
***Motion Photography -- experiment with the different f-stops and shutter speeds, as well as, the sports settings on the camera. Capture one image that is Frozen in time and one with Blurred Motion.

Career Readiness
***define a unique photography style

Final 5
Take 5 photos of your choice of subject matter with good composition and lighting then put them on Behance.
Share your favorite image on Google Drive with Mrs. Mayville

End of the year evaluation/reflection:

End of the Year Evaluations for Studio Art 2015-2016


An illustrator is an artist who specializes in enhancing writing by providing a visual representation that corresponds to the content of the associated text or idea. The illustration may be intended to clarify complicated concepts or objects that are difficult to describe textually, which is the reason illustrations are often found in children's books.[1]

Illustrations have been used in advertisements, architectural rendering, greeting cards, posters, books, graphic novels, storyboards, manuals, business, magazines, shirts greeting cards, video games and newspapers (comics section, or political cartoons) etc..

Websites that share well known illustrators:
See some examples of Mrs. Mayville's favorite illustrators here:


  • Choose your style (realistic, cartoon, simple, etc.)
  • Choose your art materials (color pencils, Sharpie, ink & watercolor, collage, computer, mixed media)
  • How are you going to use the page? (borders, circle, 2 page spread)
  • Practice, practice, practice sketches then final
  • Look at books, find inspiration, and figure out what style you like and want to try to do for your story.