Step by Step
GEOMETRIC FACES EXERCISE
As part of my work for the course of Illustrating Children´s Books in London Art College, I had to do an exercise on geometric faces using different medias. Here is the step by step process to arrive to my final work.
The objetive of this exercise was to explore geometric shapes to make faces. So I started as usual, working on my sketch book.
I draw different shapes and tried to adapt them to faces – sometimes with a good result and others not so lucky…
After rejecting some (the majority) and choosing the ones I liked, I was left with six faces I was happy with. Then I refined the drawing in white paper and started painting them.
As the exercise was to explore, in shape and techniques, I worked with different medias, and try the same portrait with different media until I chose the one that adapted better to the age / time and mood of my portrait.
Once all this was done, and I had chosen the six portraits I was going to present, I started to think on how to present this project. I had the idea of a wall with portraits. So started working with the frames for my portraits.
I have to admit loved this project and I went into a lot of detail. I wanted the wall to look like an old house, with wallpapers where my family portraits would be displayed. That´s how I started working on designing a wallpaper to go with my ideal wall.
With all my work done by hand, I moved now to photoshop to assemble all together. With a repetition pattern I made my wallpaper. Explored for different colours and chose an egg duck which would be neutral enough. After that I accommodated each picture inside their frame and
voilà! My “Portraits on the Wall” project finished.
I hope you enjoyed this project and hopefully it has inspired you to do some artwork today. See you soon.