Self Portrait

As I began the assignment, thinking about what I wanted the end result to look like made me nervous, so instead, I began by concentrating on specific features and how I could best highlight my features using shapes I had learned to make in class. In a way, while I didn’t have a specific style in mind, as in a more cartoon-looking or abstract, by focusing on these features it became more and more realistic. One thing that was a bit tedious was making my face symmetrical, I went back and for quite a bit, and even used lines the way you would draw a symmetrical face on paper. Throughout the assignment I wanted to “keep it simple” so I avoided the use of variables, which had I used to center my face, I would have had a much more efficient process for making the rest of my face symmetrical. I also found myself going over small details once the main part of the portrait was done, with that I added a background of bright colors, I don’t think it would be an accurate representation of me if that wasn’t included. Overall, I was not only able to apply concepts I learned in class, but also learn new ones, experiment, and truly enjoy creating something.

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