TBH - I have never done this project. I do not have instructions of how to start this project or how NOT do it. But everything in art starts with an inspiration right....here is my inspiration.
With that being said, this project will start and end without many parameters. I want you to re-create the other piece of the portrait that you normally would not focus on. Take your face out of the picture, lets use your real face, but lets re-create the rest of the image through values and drawing! If you can create an interesting twist to this project(as her incorporating a monkey?!) you will receive a letter grade higher!
Here are my suggestions: (use them or not :)) *Everyone will be given a poster board to work on *I would suggest starting off with a partner and let them get your demonsions. Let them mark about where your arms, elbows, waist, and etc. *Mark where your collar or jacket may continue down, just to give you a place to start. *Take a picture of you with the poster board with marks and one without one but pretending to hold it. *Use this picture for reference, turn it into black and white so that you can observe and recreate the values.