Saturday, September 13, 2008

A Struggle

I just spent six hours of my life in the studio working on a self portrait. The assignment for my design class is to do a self portrait using textures but only in black and white. You can take pictures of textures to use them or simply use various textures. I decided that I wanted to recreate my face in a way that looks realistic to some degree, much like the art of Chuck Close.
I used pictures of  hair, concrete wall, beanie, and desk to create the textures for my face. I cut the pictures of the text with a hole punch and at times would create largers circles. But the entire face is made up of circles. Here is what I have so far:

m.monroe 08


letstalkmodern said...

Mark, this is Natalie Noack. I found your blog through Tori's. I really love your artwork; it's all so beautiful & inspiring. It's so exciting to be surrounded by such creative individuals :)

Keeper of the Skies Wife said...

Hi Mark...this is Tori's mom. That self portrait is amazing. I wish I would have been given a gift like that. I need to hire you to do a piece of art I have been dreaming about for 4 years.