Thursday, November 14, 2013

Non-conventional Portrait

I began brainstorming ideas of people that I would like to do a portrait of. I couldn't really think of anyone that it my idol, so I just decided to do myself. I started off my project by starting from the inside and working my way out. I gave my border and straight look with longer, rectangular pieces. I then went into details with torn pieces to look more random.
I chose to use newspaper as my medium because it has a distinct texture and random looking colors. I knew that the contrasting black and white would make for an interesting piece. It made the piece seem discombobulated and random which was interesting as the face appears within the madness.

A risk that I took was using a medium that I had no idea how to use. I had to come up with the ideas of how it would be done and it also took a lot of planning and cutting to get the black paper away from the white. The biggest challenge to face (shown in this picture) was the eyes. I left them for last because I knew that it was going to have to be the thing that made my project. I needed the most detail in the eyes.

The medium that I chose impacted the piece by making it appealing to the eye because your eye never stays in one place. It also is interesting to look at because out of all the things that are going around, the face still comes out. I guess that the piece did say something about me. It says that with all the madness that swarms around me, I am still here.