Foreshortened Self-Portrait

Kelly Mudge (2006). Mixed-media on wood.

Assignment Parameters

  1. Must create a self-portrait that uses foreshortening (click here for examples on Pintrest). Your body must occupy foreground, middleground, and background space.
  2. Minimum artwork size is 18″ x 24″
  3. You can use any medium or media on any substrate (canvas, paper, cardboard, etc.)


What Will Be Submitted for a Grade

  1. Completed artwork.


  1. Use your phone to take your own photo or have a classmate take your picture. You may also use the classroom camera if you want better photo quality.
  2. Print the photo.
  3. Begin the drawing by sketching the image. You can use the grid method or can simply begin your drawing with a sketch.

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