Monday, 16 February 2009

Power of Bobservation

This is a little experiment I've wanted to conduct since
(B)obtaining a lightbox. The first image is the original portrait of my friend Bob that I made in 2007. Each following image is a tracing of the previous one, using a different medium each time.

My theory was that the image should simplify a little each time, hopefully resulting in only the fundamental aspects that are required to make an identifiable portrait left at the end.
What is left out of an image can be just as importrant as what is included, especially in trying to make something appear alluring and mysterious.
I don't think I'm quite there yet with this one, but it has been fun so far.

What I'm really trying to capture is a bit of this guys magic touch.

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