I find it difficult to jump into things without giving an introduction, so, what is a portrait? aside from the obvious ''picture of someone'', i want to look at:
1. what makes a successful portrait?
2. what in fact does a portrait have to show to be considered ''correct''?
3. examples of ''the effect of a portrait''
amongst other things.
the pictures on the right hand side, are old sketches and digital inks of a zombified elliot, that i compiled for a national diploma project. bare in mind, my photoshop skills were extremely basic and limited at this point in time, but, it is a prime example of IMAGE MANIPULATION. unfortunately i don't have the original to this photo on this current hard drive, but shall upload it within the next day or two so you can see how much it actually was changed from the original (surely nobody thinks i genuinely have facial cavities to that extent!?...although my nickname at school was crater face....sigh)
anyway, next on the agenda....artist research :)
NOTE: I would just like to point out, i'm not overlly familiar with the whole layout system of this blog, so apolagies if it wasnt the clearest blog entry to read.