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Take a #brainbreak and create a self-portrait. Whether it's a new year, a new season or a new day, it's always a good time to document who you are.
Consider the kind of self-portrait you want to create. What do you want to capture? What statement do you want to make?
Need some help? Check out these tips below for some ideas:
Take Your Selfies to the Next Level | 7 Tips for Creative Self Portraits
from Cooperative of Photography
You don't need extra equipment or props to take a great selfie. Sometimes you just need a fresh eye...
A self-portrait doesn't have to include your entire face. It may only include one feature. This image of the artist's eye is arresting.
Maybe you want to communicate an idea or a feeling instead?
This photograph conveys a clear message of sweetness, love and joy.
Between the video and these great photos, use these examples to spark your imagination. So get your camera and start taking selfies. See what magic you can capture in the lens.
And speaking of imagination, I love this mixed media approach that incorporates photography, drawing/painting and collage:
Visit Self Portraits with Kids: What Does Your Imagination Look Like? from the Art Bar: Raising Creative Thinkers to learn how to create this portrait for yourself.
How about a self-portrait celebrating your favorite things?
Abstract art can help you break away from traditional self portraits.
This self-portrait uses lines and shades of black, white and gray to create an engaging image.
The use of shapes and patterns in this drawing make it a stand-out.
Grab a camera, paper and pen or paintbrush and get creating.
Once you've completed your new self-portrait, consider submitting your artwork for possible inclusion in Richland Library's literary magazine, Kids in Print.
Please keep in mind:
Artwork should be vertical on 8.5 x 11 inch white paper and created with a black and white color palette.
Contributors must also live in the Midlands and be 6-18 years-old for consideration.
Please keep in mind:
Children's Room Librarian
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