Thursday, 29 October 2009

Wednesday, 28 October 2009

Common Materials

Final Piece

I did this portrait to show the abuse I've gotten from men just like the other women in my family but despite all that we still remain strong. The bruises are a metaphor for the abuse and the man in the portrait being the abuser but although he's trying to still comfort me I'm not looking at him to show im seperate still. I wanted the guys face to be hidden so it doesnt take the focus away from the fact its a portrait about me.

Prep Portraits

I booked the photography studio and tried out different poses, my aim was to compare men and women against each other showing how women can be strong despite being destroyed by men. The whole idea came from this myth about having a "Prince Charming" when we all know real life isn't like that just like I have found out from my own experiences. I prefer the images in black and white because I feel they become more silence and rather using colour symbolism to tell the story you use just the image itself.

Friday, 23 October 2009

Tuesday, 20 October 2009

Life Drawing

More Portrait Ideas

Here is one of my portrait ideas where I've put together pictures of all the strong women in my life. I over feathered the two women in the middle because they are no longer with us I wanted to give them a ghost like quality. In this portrait there are quite a range of different generations.

Here I wanted to explore using words within a portrait to help get the point across

These two portraits were just experiments to see how brightness and backgrounds change

Saturday, 17 October 2009

Maya Style Lighting

Right ok I didnt have enough time on thursday to finish the style lighting and unfortunately dont have maya at home so will have to do the rest when im back but in the mean time gonna blog as much as I can

Point Lighting in Maya

Thursday, 15 October 2009

Digital Manipulation

Here I thought I'd explore photoshop and try out manipulating my imaghes digitally. I wanted, in this photograph, to distort my face so I turned this black and white and then added red to where my nails are to look like im bleeding. Unfortunately you cannot see the red very clearly unless it is enlarged.
Here I try smoothing out my skin, getting rid of spots and blemishes so I look as if I've been airbrushed but using curves I've seem to come out quite shiny.

Here is the same image in colour giving a weird futuristic feel to the same photograph, and even though it's a photograph it deceiving.

Wednesday, 14 October 2009

Here I was just trying out using black and white and then editing the brightness to use shadows to hide my face.
Here I was trying out ruining my image by adding cuts to my skin and scratching out my eyes

Here I used the colour selecter to pick out shades of my skin and then using my graphic tablet to paint over the original photograph

Here I edited the brightness and contrast to create just an outline image of myself with no background

Maya Models

Sunday, 11 October 2009

Essay Ideas

My computer has been messing up alot lately so havent been able to blog at home as much. My idea for my essay was too explore your face being a logo either that or females in portrait. I feel that women can seem very strong in more modern portraits compared to the old traditional where women where just a thing of beauty and to be looked at. I really want to get my teeth stuck into the essay but have no idea where to start at the moment.

Saturday, 10 October 2009

Francess Wood

Love, love, love this photograph. I found it so inspiring the hidden identity, the simplicity, the eeriness of the black and white image, her being suspended. Just gave me loads of ideas to where I want to go with my final piece.
This image I found to be simple yet effective the blood stain on the floor making you wonder about the story behind the image. The women sitting down naked but clean from blood makes you wonder even more; did she kill someone? Was it from her?
This image is yet again very simple and after researching her and Nan Goldin I have loads of ideas going on in my head:

One of my ideas was to get images of the strong women in my life like my aunt and nan and my mum and collage them together to look like a traditional family portrait.

Another idea was to be in a room but use shadows to hide my face.

The main idea I have was to use a man within my portraits to show how I've been hurt by men but I come out strong. I want to play with the whole prince charming idea and how your search for him can destory you.