Monday, April 5, 2010

High Contrast Self Portrait

This was an assignment that we had to complete on our own time, and i really enjoyed making it. After I took a picture of myself, I altered it on the computer changing the color of my skin and hair. Then I painted the picture on a canvas, that I covered with comics from the sunday paper. This piece seems to have a pop-ish style, which is different than my own style ...but i love it! I'm really happy with this piece, because I feel like it actually resembles me (with most of my self portraits I end up unhappy :o)


This piece took a lot of work to make. I had to make sure to take a picture where you can clearly see my reflection, so I chose a doorknob. I always love using graphite, because it allows me to blend and make details stand out even more. I actually enjoyed making this piece a lot!