Pet Portraits

Term: 4 Year: 2011
Pet Portraits 2
Pet Portraits 1
Pet Portraits 5
Pet Portraits 4
Pet Portraits 3



Your task is to create a drawn and collaged pet portrait which reflects the personality of the breed and of the
individual animal you choose. A digital photograph of the animal will be used as a starting point. From this
photograph you will create an A3 shaded drawing of the animal.  With the drawn animal as the basis of your
portrait, you will use your digitally enhanced photographic resources, to select key features such as eyes, nose and
ears, and cut these out to use on your portrait. The remainder of the photocopies will be used as templates for other
sections of the face that you will create using a variety of colours, patterns and decorative papers.

How to tackle the project:

1.Study your photographic portrait and pay careful attention to areas of light and shade.
create your digitally enhanced image resources
3.Ask your teacher to photocopy and enlarge to A3 size for you.
4.Trace or draw animal face onto white paper, using a window or a light box. Prepare the face by shading areas of
light and shade, using grey lead pencil, soft pastel or charcoal
5.You are now ready to collage your animal face.
Using the digitally enhanced resources cut out 2 or 3 sections such as eyes, nose, ears to use on the picture.
6.Select the coloured and patterned papers that best represent the animal’s personality and use the photocopy
as a template to cut out some areas of the face in selected paper.
7.Arrange all your collage sections and paste
them carefully onto the drawing.
8.Past the completed collage onto either black or white cover paper and cut or
tear to create a border around the drawing.
9.Paint a layer of diluted PVA over the finished collage and allow to
10.Mount or frame.


This unit will be assessed according to the assessment rubric. Your Visual Diary must show:

•Heading “Pet Portraiture” – A study of the collaged animal portraits created by Kleck.
•Design Brief, Assessment Rubric and Resources pasted in
•Exercises on pastel shading
•Evidence of experimentation with colours and patterns for the collage.
•Design process with design
sketches and shaded final sketch
•Metacognition sheet
•Self – Evaluation sheet
Design Brief
fView Assessment Rubric
View Self-Evaluation Sheet

Haileybury College, Brighton
Suitable for Level 5