What makes a portrait? A face, a figure...? Well I think it is a story that you create that tells you something about the person you are painting. Everyone has their own shoe style and personality/posture in the way they stand. So we did shoe self portraits. I took photos and the students used a simple graphing method to put on canvas. The great thing is, is that you can really tell who each of these portraits are based on the shoe and the way they stand.