Hello everyone! Today we're going to learn about scale and proportion. Once you've understood the basic concepts, you'll be able to draw well-proportioned faces according to the size of your paper. This is the first step to creating balanced portraits, but first, what are Byzantine mosaics?
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Now that we've covered what Byzantine mosaics are, let's explore scale and proportion...
Proportion is one of the principles of visual design. Artists use the principles of design to organize the elements of art within an artwork. Scale is closely related to space (which is an element of art). While space refers to the area within, around, above, or below an object or objects, scale refers to the size of an object and the space it occupies.
Materials: Tempera or Acrylic paints, Paintbrushes (flat), Oil pastels, A3 cardstock paper
Get your art supplies ready and let's begin...
Once you're done drawing, color in the faces of your Byzantine portraits using oil pastels. After that, prepare a paint palette with as many bright colors as you want and get your paintbrushes ready...it's time to start painting!
Using only short strokes with a flat paintbrush, paint around your pencil lines. Leave an equal amount of space between every brushstroke, and be patient! Rushing will only make your work messy, so take your time.
The important thing to remember for this project is to follow the direction of your lines. If you're painting around a circle, paint with brushstrokes following a circular direction. If you're painting along a straight line, make sure your brushstrokes are in the same direction.
Finally, outline your artwork with a thin paintbrush (or a black marker) and you're all done!