Mini Art Lab: Superhero Self-Portraits with Chris Clamp


Superhero Self-Portraits is a quick, step-by-step tutorial to transform yourself into a superhero through a drawing. This 20-minute art lesson is a jump-start for anyone who wants to learn figure sketching and express their innate superpowers, taught by McColl Center alumnus artist Chris Clamp.

What you’ll learn:

  • Figure sketching with basic shapes
  • Adding physical characteristics
  • Refining edges
  • Using color

What you’ll need to draw:

  • Pencils (including an everyday No. 2 or HB grade)
  • An eraser (kneaded or the one on your pencil)
  • Paper or a sketchbook
  • Markers, crayons, or colored pencils

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