Art Techniques

Investigating drawing


Margaret Thatcher  by Gerald Scarfe pen and indian ink, 1983, NPG 6010, © National Portrait Gallery, London  These images look at different materials and techniques used in drawn portraits since the sixteenth century, including an interactive view of Graham Sutherland’s sketchbook and close up details of materials such as chalk and ink to create effects in portraiture.

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Perspective: Seeing where you stand

NPG 1920 - © National Portrait Gallery, LondonTry out the two interactive drawing animations that reveal the mathematics of perspective. One looks at the circle, the other at the sphere.




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Drawing self - portraits

Drawing self portraitsDrawing masterclasses 1 & 2 by American artist and teacher Ron Bowen, including drawing games and a link to the self-portrait drawings in the Collection.

 

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Portraits : Art History

This resource for Sixth Form Students and Teachers considers and compares a contemporary and an historic portrait. Discussion questions about the works are followed by factual information relating directly to the works.

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A Portrait of Today

Develop, explore, analyse, evaluate, review and modify using a selection of contemporary portraits selected from the Gallery's collections.

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