Using a photograph that you took of yourself, you are to create a self-portrait using a low-poly, cubist approach. Your challenge is to represent your identity within the creative confines of reducing your face down to simple shapes in perspective. The composition should be such that your self-portrait gives a geometric, perspective oriented look. Your goal is to reduce the visual information yet give a clear insight into your identity.
Photography day #1
Photography day #2
Today we focused on gridding our photos and panels. If you are curious about how to do this the following slideshow has an explanation at the end. Alternatively, if you’re excited about Chuck Close you could also look at this slideshow.
Today we talked about colour schemes. Here is an excellent website that gives many helpful definitions and terms having to do with colour theory.
Today we talked about under-painting. Here is a blog post that discusses the difference between a tonal ground under-painting (the one we are doing) and a tonal under-painting.
Today we looked at Bethany Kenyon‘s art and how it deals with portraiture.
Today we spoke briefly about artist statements. It will be a challenge issued to you that you can hopefully embrace!
Facet Face Self Portrait Due!