Surrealistic Hair Portrait

Erick Flores, Meduso, 2013. Graphite & graphitint.

SURREALISM sur·re·al·ism (seh-ree-a-liz-um): A style of twentieth-century art in which artists combine normally unrelated objects and situations.

SURREALISM power point presentation:

PORTRAIT por·trait  (ˈpôrtrət,-ˌtrāt/):1. a visual, audible, or written representation of an individual
2. the essence of an individual
3. usually of a face, but can include elements that describe the individual
4. a visual description of an individual

“It’s one thing to make a picture of what a person looks like, it’s another thing to make a portrait of who they are.” – Paul Caponigro

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1. Create a portrait in which the main subject is HAIR

2. Work from a photograph that you have taken for the face

*focus on giving the face believable form by using a wide tonal range                                              

3. The star player in this image will be the hair & should not be hair in the traditional sense, but instead should be *symbolic & metaphorical                                                                                                         4. The work should focus on 2 to 3 principles of design of your choosing                                         *pay attention to how you use the visual elements to convey meaning, express emotion, your personal voice & style.

Here are some of my student’s work: