Self Portraits

Self portraits

Artist Frida Kahlo has painted many self portraits. When she was young she was in an accident that left her unable to walk and was sick for long periods of time. Because of this, she had to stay in the house. She had a beautiful garden and lots of pets at her house. 

We are going to use Fridas portraits as inspiration for our own self portraits. 


Drawing paper, iPad, pencils, erasers, sharpeners, colored pencils. 


Take a pic of yourself with your device camera to use as a reference for your drawing.
Draw a basic head shape and divide it into sections like this example

This is your frame. You can build up your drawing around this frame. Think about where your eyes and nose are and draw them in. Fill in your lips and eyebrows. Add hair and a neck and shoulders. 

Take your time and do a good job. You will only get one piece of paper. You can erase if you make a mistake!

Here’s some examples of other kid’s portraits 

Be Creative and Have Fun!

Other artists self portraits

Abstract art is essentially any form of painting that does not try to portray any set tone for the depiction of visual reality. Instead, it will use colors, shapes, gestural marks, and other forms to achieve its full effect. 

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