Chiaroscuro Self Portrait!


Jude Monter (White charcoal on black mat board)

Keep in mind, if you use a black background, it will require a lot of work to make it black. Black mat board with a white pencil is one choice. Or use a white background.

Create a high contrast self-portrait from observation. Choose a unique light source AND expression to create interesting values and shadows in your drawing.

How to take photos

Chiaroscuro Self Portrait

Self portrait with Deep Ellum graffiti

Shooting through liquid photography

My student’s photos that were used for painting reference