It is amazing, but using the simple clockwise method, Third Grade students learned to observe the basic proportions of a human face seen from the front, making a leap from what they think they are seeing to being a little more aware of what they are actually seeing. They accomplished this complex task by arranging the parts within the whole a little better, retaining the expressive power of their age-old drawings, but with an order in the image expected from older children.Â Â
How does the method work?Â
First, we make a neutral oval, measuring with four points the dimension that the portrait will have inside the sheet, which will be equivalent to 12 o’clock, 3 o’clock, 6 o’clock and 9 o’clock in the hands of the clock.Â
Then, we measure the same distance up and down, and left or right (measuring one centimeter more approximately); having these four base points, we finish the rest of the numbers to form a semicircleÂ
We draw an axis between 12 o’clock and 6 o’clock to know what is on the left and right side of the face. Then, three horizontal lines between 9 o’clockÂ and 3 o’clock , 4 o’clockÂ and 8 o’clock , and 7o’clockÂ and 5 o’clock.Â
With these step-by-step guidelines, we will all have a template to practice the individual characteristics of each face. We start with a self-portrait and then we make versions of the teachers and people we know, as you can see in the attached pictures. You can do it too!
Resumen: Retratos de calidad en segundo grado