Acrylic Portraiture Painting

Based on Artist Kehinde Wiley.

Step 1: Research and Readings

Read and Answer questions about Byzantine, Romanesque, and Gothic art periods.

We will go over the Scholastic Magazine Beyond the Selfie and The Figure and the Face together to answer the questions.

Step 2: Practicing the proportion of the Face.

In your sketchbook, we will practice the face and figure proportions. This will help with your self-portrait painting.

Step 3: Inspiration for Drawing

After learning about Kehinde Wiley’s process and inspiration, create a collage that expresses you. This will be our reference collage for the painting.

Kehinde Wiley

Video on Kehinde Wiley Artwork

Powerpoint of Kehinde Wiley work

Step 3: Creating your drawing for Painting

Kehinde Wiley’s portraiture is the basis for this assignment. Composition, color combinations and patterns will be used to create this work.r.

  • Plan your drawing. First, print out your bug making sure it is filling the page. Using the grid drawing method, make 1-inch square grid on your image.

Step 4: Acrylic Paint and Color Theory