this was one of the charlie brown drawings that i did when first using illustrator. i like using implied lines. the image is more interesting to me when the viewer has to fill in part of the image. their eye is basically told what to see but it still leaves something up in the air
this is the image i am going to use for joanne's caricature i'm having a little bit of trouble finding the right filter to use, i want it to look like a very simple drawing. i used the cutout filter with as many layers as i could but it still isn't what i wanted. i guess i'll just have to mess around with it some more and find something that i like.
for my caricature i am using joanne stichweh and this is a thumbnail of the layout i plan on using. she loves flowers, cats, and painting, and she is normally wearing a scarf. i want to create a flowery wallpaper for the background and then have a painting hanging on the wall of a cat painting and then have the image of joanne to the left of that. i'm going to use bright and vibrant colors for the flowers i thought about having joanne holding a paintbrush also, but i think that might be too much and i don't think i have a picture that will work with that but i can try it later
so this is what i turned in for my artist portrait image and i'm not very happy with it. i am going to keep working on it and hopefully come up with something else that i actually like and that's a better representation of myself. i still want to create an image and frame it with the edges of a negative. right now i feel like i just have a bunch of images on the page and they don't make sense.
for the artist portrait project i plan on having the final product in black and white, just because i mainly work in the darkroom and it would fit well as a description of myself as an artist, it would also be interesting to have the final image resemble a color negative, but it wouldn't really be a reflection of myself then...? i plan on scanning in negatives of images and using a single negative for the format of the final piece (i.e. the sprocket holes as the border of the image), that's what the image to the right is supposed to be illustrating, but i understand if you can't quite tell what it is, the images i scan in will mostly consist of images of nature, since that's usually my subject matter and what has always interested me most