For my portrait, I wanted to capture how I might look to those close to me. This is mostly aimed towards my family and how I’m told to be a role model for my younger siblings. I have to watch over them and be stern when telling them what to do. I would say it puts me in a bit of a God-like position and can make me heard to approach at times. The harsh use of light as well as the positioning of the camera helps bring that into fruition.
This isn’t the average scavenger hunt. Rather than just looking for what we thought would fulfill the hunt, we had to also look for the perfect angle, lighting, and moment to snap these shots. Still, perfect, wasn’t perfect enough. We had to take it to the next level and create something beyond the word perfect with these photos. Constant adjustment to the frame, contrast, saturation , and etc, has given each and every picture a new and unique feeling.
For the my bone study, I referenced a bunch of photos of not only bones, but muscles as well. Muscles kind of tearing off the body just interested me and I wanted to do something that referenced that. My most successful part of the piece was definitely the side with muscles. The directionality of the lines and shading shows how tight the muscles are and makes them distinguishable. On the other hand, I don’t feel like the ribs were a failure at all. I got to try out a technique that I have been learning from previous project that really made the ribs look hollowed out. It’s called atmospheric perspective and it really does help with bringing the sternum and front part of the ribs forward and having the back part sit in the back.
After completing the creation story comic,I was able to look forward to my self portrait. It was because I had paid so much attention to color and value in the last project that I was able to come forth and make a better project. If I hadn’t focused so much on figuring out how light interacted with shadows, this project wouldn’t have come out as good as it did. It shows a strong use of contrast that just makes things much more dynamic, giving the portrait a serious feel. It also utilizes atmospheric perspective giving appearance that my body is a little turned as I look down towards you or whatever it is that I am looking at.
In the year 3001, William really needs some tech support
These two silhouettes were part of a group project. I was responsible for these two and they show off the coming together as a couple.