I'm finding various online "design your own figure"-type sites and trying to design figures that look as close to me as possible for a self-portrait collage project. This is surprisingly tricky when one (a) wears glasses, which aren't always offered, and (b) normally has blonde/brown hair and currently dyes it vaguely-reddish/blonde. What hair color to pick?
The tree picture isn't totally clean yet--hoo boy, is that stuff resistant to coming off at the bottom.
But mostly what's ticked me off is that the grout did NOT stick well on the sides on these--I've never had it come off completely in chunks in places before. Even after regrouting. I'm going to have to come up with...something...to cover that up. Crocheted frames?
This is an example of working with negative space. I haven't grouted it yet (will on Tuesday), I'm really curious to see if it's going to come out well or crappily. Yes, it's blatantly inspired by this. I kept trying to think of a better example to try than a tree and was coming out blank, so what the hell. We'll see.
And this time I got the idea that I should try some sort of portrait. My students have done a few and they've come out awesome, but I'm working up the nerve. Also, who do I do a portrait of that won't freak if I bugger it up? (Me? I'll be less judgey....) Anyway, I decided to start small, with a portrait of an adorable corgi that I petsit for occasionally. (Which means I can't keep it because the owner will want it, but ah well.)
I think it's worked out spectacularly well so far :)