Portraits – outside the square

This portrait by Rupert Shrive shows the idea of representing someone in a portrait does not have to be a basic square or rectangle on canvas or in a photograph.


So lets explore a few different ways you could do a portrait.

These are just starting points to work from, but once you have tried these, think about doing a straight portrait, do you think it will be easy? Perhaps it might seem too bland as a process and ask yourself which one really portrays the subject matter the best…. Enjoy!

If you are studying VCE Studio Arts you may find the ideas in this article may give you some interesting starting points in developing ideas for your folio.


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