For the renaissance portrait project, I used painting called "La Velata" by the Italian renaissance painter Raphael. I first did some research to find the photo that I liked than observed the highlight & contour on the portrait. I than took a photo, trying to match where the highlight and contour is compare to the renaissance portrait. we were asked to choose 2 objects that were significant to me so I chose an ear bud and a computer. I listen to music everyday and I also like playing instruments so I chose ear bud. my favorite things to do when I have free time is to play computer games so I chose computer as my another significant object. when I was working on Adobe Photoshop, the biggest problem I faced was when I tried to Photoshop my face on. There was lots of colour adjustments that had to be done and even the texture of the skin were different. However, I was able to solve this by using adjustment and auto blend layer option.
Surreal Portrait Rational
For this surreal self portrait project, i got an insparation from Lara Zankoul's work "The Unseen". Its a photo where theres bunny and a horse sitting in a room half filled with water. It visualize modern-day fairy tales. I really loved the idea of water in a room so i decidede to create my surreal portrait with water. i began by using blue tone filter because mine was too yellow. I then added a water faucet on my mouth area with water and melted goldfish coming out of it. To make an melted goldfish, i used finger and smudge tool. I then added a water that came a bit above my waist and made the water oppacity to 60% so that i can see my body through the water. Finally, i added a water drop effect by taking a picture of raindrops and lowering the oppacity to 15%. One of the problems i had making this was adding the water. It looked so fake no matter how much i lowered the oppacity, so i had to look for picture that have the right colour and quality to make it work. The coolest part of my piece is the the water faucet because i never seen a surrelism with a water faucet on ones face. with the skills i learned through this project, i want to try making more surrelism images since surrealism is my favorite art movement.