So, I have finally finished my self-portrait, as a part of the assignment of writing the first blog entry – ‘The road to Multimedia Design’.
I thought: “Great, I get to use my own photography straight away.” Yeah well, I was wrong.
The main thing in the assignment was not to use just a single photo of oneself.
For a self-portrait, I assume you are supposed to show who you really are, or what represents you.
My initial instinct was to make a collage of the different things I like, as in interest, hobbies, personality wise etc.
I sort of moved a bit away from the idea when I started sketching. However, I’d still be able to tell you exactly what was going through my head when creating this:
Skulls – I am obsessed with skulls, and I have been ever since I was a wee little girl. I even have them tattooed. 🙂
Eyes – Reflects the soul of a person. In photography, I love to enhance the eyes of a person when taking portraits.
Nose piercing – I am often asked, “Why do you have that nose ring? You’d be prettier without it”.
I normally respond something like, “Why don’t you have one? You’d look way better wearing one”.
All in all, I am very fond of a darker side of creativeness and art. I am highly inspired by tattoo art and dark music lyrics/music/bands. Yes, I am a metal chick.
For the portrait, I sketched up the skull, scanned and uploaded it to my PC, used Photoshop on the photos I’ve used (eyes and nose piercing), and I’ve also used the program Picnic to adjust light, contrast and also the wrinkle remover to make the lines of the skull a bit more blurry.
I loved this assignment.
Does anyone have any feedback?