Reflection on Figure Drawing

For this assignment, I want you to create 1-2 pages (3 if you have a lot to say and plenty of visuals) about the wire figure project.  On these pages, you can talk about or include any of the following things:

  • Photographs of your various figure drawings
  • Photographs of the model, if you had one
  • Discussion of what it was like to work with pencil, charcoal, water soluble pencil, etc. … which could include what you found easy, what you found difficult, and any tips or techniques that you learned or discovered along the way
  • Discussion of any artistic influences that effected your work
  • Your judgement of how the figure drawings turned out (was it successful, where did you fall short, what could you do better, etc.)
  • Any potential ideas or goals for future figure drawings

Note that this is not a definitive list, nor do you have to do everything on the list.  These are merely suggestions to help guide you.

What Your Page(s) Must Have

  • A title or header, so we know what this page is about
  • Something visual on every single page (you can have more than 1 photo per page)
  • A border (do not go edge-to-edge with your work)
  • Text that demonstrates your thinking and/or reflections
  • Citations for any images or quotes that come from someone other than you
  • Transcribing of any handwritten text that is in a photo, but is not legible

Due Date

Your Process Portfolio page(s) for wire figure are due Monday, November 14 th, by 11:00 p.m.  This is a formative grade.  Just have your PowerPoint or Keynote sitting in the shared folder, and I will grade it from there.


Component Points
Skills, Techniques, and Process:  the work demonstrates experimentation and manipulation of a range of skills.


Critical Investigation:  if appropriate, the student demonstrates awareness of the influence of other artists or art movements upon their own work.


Communication of Ideas and Intentions:  the student clearly articulates how their work developed from initial idea to completed work, with attention paid to techniques learned and/or ideas for other work in the future.


Reviewing, Refining, reflecting:  the student reflects upon their developing skills as an artist.


Presentation and subject-specific language:  the page(s) is/are legible, clearly designed, visually appealing, and communicate effectively, using appropriate terms/vocabulary.


Proper citation of any appropriated or referenced material


Score: Grade:
Pages that are incomplete are automatically a D or F, depending on degree of completion
Pages which are inappropriate by school standards are instantly disqualified