Filed under: CCA1103, Creative Project | Tags: art, childlike, creative, drawing, left, photo, portrait, project, right, side, tablet
Wasn’t a big fan of my last attempt so had another crack tonight. I really like this version and think it works well as a whole. I opted to keep the left side photo quality to really draw the focus to the creative side. I think I managed to strike a good balance between recognisable and childlike.
What do you think?
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Filed under: CCA1103, Creative Project | Tags: animation, art, camera, cca1103, concept, creative, enjoy, harman, idea, illustrate, investigation, john, portrait, problem, project, Representation, stop, surface, tripod, visual, whiteboard
I have spent a fair amount of time on the creative portrait concept so figured it was time to investigate the first idea I had. Harman, J (2011) pointed out the importance to “entertain all ideas” not based on its merit but on where it may lead. If you recall I was interested in creating a visual representation of the creative process. I was inspired from a video I found on the net where an animation was created from graffiti (or street art depending on who you are). Here is a link to the original post if you are still a little hazy: Creative Project #001.
First thing was to find a surface that I could use legally. More importantly a surface I could draw or paint images on top of each other in rapid succession. After some consideration a whiteboard came to mind. The main problem I found using this surface however was how reflective it was. Will have to look into ways to minimize this if this is the way I decide to go. I setup a tripod with a camera and began a trial run. I had a very basic idea of what I wanted to do but it was still very much on the fly. Will definitely have to storyboard in the future. This short animation is called ‘how ideas are made’. The plan is to illustrate the whole creative process. Enjoy and let me know what you think!
Harman, J (2011). Personal Creative Process: John Harman.
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Filed under: CCA1103, Creative Project | Tags: auto, break, camera, cohesion, conditions, consistency, course, crash, creative, ecu, editor, labs, photo, photography, portrait, powerpoint, project, software
I did a test shot last weekend with my dad. What I learnt was I really need some photo editing software on my home computer. Using PowerPoint as your editor only gets you so far! It is the reason for the stupid white line running down the middle of the picture. I think I’ll be taking up residency in the ECU computer labs over the break.
I did decide however I wanted to take the photos under the same conditions to keep a consistency and cohesion for the project. Looks like I’ll be chasing up Franco for a crash course in photography! My camera will be for the very first time venturing from the full auto setting.
Filed under: CCA1103, Creative Project | Tags: brain, concept, create, creative, editing, ego, egos, image, mirror, photography, portrait, portraits, project, Representation, right, series, side
Following on from my alter egos post I had another idea for my creative project.
Using the concept of creating a mirror image of one side of the face to create a whole in the form of a portrait. I could use it as a metaphor for understanding ones creative self. They say the right side of the brain is your creative side. So with this in mind I could create a series of portraits only using the subjects right side. This would create a visual representation of their creative self.