Thursday, May 25, 2017

Stencil Self-Portrait

Highlights: Find the lightest areas of an image and cut them out.

Spray or brush the light color in the highlight shapes.

Shadows: Find the darkest values in an image. It helped me to draw over them with a black marker.

Cut dark shadows out.

Line up your image with the first stencil color. Spray or brush through the stencil. 

Now you have an image with highlights, mid-tones, and shadows. I think my mid-tones are a bit dark here, so it's not as successful as it could be.

This is from a session I went to at the NAEA Convention in March called "Tag It" A Unit on Graffiti and Stencil Street Art by Deborah Huff. Nasco has published this lesson plan as well.

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