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DIY Project: Modern Line Portrait

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DIY Project: Modern Line Portrait

There’s only one thing I love more then a good art project…and that is an easy, fun, and personalized art project.  Lately I’ve been admiring Picasso’s line drawings and silhouettes. There’s something about the brilliant simplicity of Picasso’s drawings that got me thinking (by the way the Camel and Penguin are my favorites). I remember doing silhouettes as a kid in school, we’d stood in front of a bright light and our Art Teacher traced out our shadow onto a piece of black construction paper and we’d cut it out. It was definitely one of the more fun projects I remember doing in class. So of course I thought it be fun to take mix some of both those concepts for this easy DIY Modern Line Portraits.  It was such an easy project I’m tempted to keep trying this with so all kind of photos.

DIY Project: Modern Line Portrait

Materials

  • Printed Profile Picture
  • Vellum or Tracing Paper
  • Black Permanent Marker
  • Sheet of Colorful Scrapbook Paper

DIY Project: Modern Line Portrait

DIY Project: Modern Line Portrait

Instructions

Print out your chosen profile picture onto plain white paper. You won’t be keeping this image so don’t worry about what kind of paper you print it on.

Lay your tracing paper on top of the printed picture and begin tracing over the top of it. Starting with the outline first and working your way onto only select details like a few strands of hair, eyes, ears, etc.

Once your satisfied with your line drawing lay your tracing paper on top of a vibrant colored sheet of scrap book paper. The tracing paper will mute the color of the scrapbook paper and create a subtle background for your personalized modern line portrait.

Like I did you can choose to do a full bust portrait.

DIY Project: Modern Line Portrait

Or a smaller version focusing on the face and eyes only.

DIY Project: Modern Line Portrait

Personal, Simple and Sweet!

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