Welcome to the IGCSE Summer Blog for BUPS/BIS (soon to be BLIS) students leaving Grade 8 and entering into Grade 9.

This blog is your guide to your summer assignment: 12 Variations

Over the course of the next few weeks you will be completing 12 different art pieces based around one object of your choosing. This blog will provide you with examples and links to help you with each variation. On average you should aim to complete two variations per week. You will need a sketchbook dedicated to the project. Heavy weight paper is the best.

Your variations are due on the first day of Grade 9 IGCSE Art
in September. Good luck and have fun!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

#2 - Konungen Léon, King of Spades

Sketchbook prep for Variation 2

Variation #2 is Léon as the King of Spades. This portrait was inspired by an old Dutch playing card that I found in my parents house. I love the way that Léon looks so regal, as if he really were a king in a story of old...

Sharon Lacoste McDonagh, Konungen Léon, 2009
Acrylic on Paper 12 x 10 cm