Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Nontraditional Portrait

1. Who did you choose to do a portrait of? Why did you choose that person?
For my portrait project I choose to do my brother.  I choose him because he has always asked for me to do a project involving him and I thought this would have been the perfect project.

2. When brainstorming about this project how did you decide what would be the best materials to use to create it? Explain how your material choice impacted the look of your piece. Why was this so important. Explain.
I knew I wanted to make him seen by the highligts in his face when I took my picture.  The hard part was how to make that idea into a project.  Since it was halloween I realized the perfect way of doing that was through carving a pumpkin.  I got some carving tools and started to carve out the highlightes in his face.

3. Describe the risks you took or that were involved in creating the project. What were the challenges you faced?
The risk I took was that I have never carved like this in a pumpkin, and if I messed up I can't undo it.  The challenges I faced during the project was tring to be careful and not let my hand slip and carve into areas that were not suppossed to be carved into.

4. How did your choices impact the look and feel of the piece? Did your choice of materials have any connection with the person you chose to represent?
My choices impacted the piece by looking fairly clean (clean enough to tell I had no huge mistakes) and that it came out the way it was invisioned.  My choice of material (the pumpkin) did not have a huge connection to my person other than it was close to halloween and when we were younger he would go with me trick-or-treating.

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