Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Illustration Project 2: Interpretation

I know, I know, I haven't even uploaded Project 1 yet. I forgot to take a picture of it before I turned it in, so I'll have to do that when I get it back. but heres a preview of our next project.
We were told to find a picture of a famous person, whom we would produce 4 different images of. My first thought went to Anna Wintour, editor in chief of Vogue Magazine and inspiration for the character Miranda Priestly in The Devil Wears Prada.
The problem is, the pictures had to have enough facial information in them, which means that they have to have appropriate lighting (no flash) and can't be airbrushed. Trying to find a picture meeting those conditions in a magazine that I could photocopy was almost impossible. So searching for a particular celebrity was nixed. I found 4 suitable images. Heath Ledger, Madea (Tyler Perry), John Waters, and Margaret Thatcher. I decided that Heath Ledger, while the least interesting of the four famous people, was the best image.

The 4 images we must produce are as follows:
(in no particular order)
  • Cross-hatching with quill and ink
  • Scratch-board
  • Graphic image using only 2 values (black and white)
  • open choice (I'm thinking about a line drawing)
I'm almost finished the cross-hatching, so I may upload that soon or just wait 'til I'm finished everything. I also plan on starting the Graphic board today.

By the way, the first image is the actual image of Heath I'm using, only i've since cropped it to focus more on his face (requirement)
Also all 4 boards are 6" x 6"

1 comment:

  1. Interesantísimo trabajo de fotografía.
    Saludos desde España