Friday, October 5, 2012
This portrait is an experiment using formal elements to communicate a story, especially in line. I wanted this self portrait to reflect how lucky, special, happy, and important i felt while I was living in Bend, Oregon.
I used flowing, organic, rounded line to communicate a sense of wholeness. I used a crown to communicate importance, made it shaky and one dimensional to indicate that it is not very serious importance, and portrayed myself as smiling shyly to imply a kind of pleased gratefulness. I chose bold colors to reinforce that happiness, and put them on a largely neutral background so that they would pop.