Value-Added Portraits: Phase 4 – Deliver

I’ve learn a lot about tone in color during this project. How to focus on something in a picture just by using light and dark tone. I’m not really used to painting so this is a new experience for me. This is one of the Projects I enjoyed the most because I’ve see art a lot different then I use to.


Phase 1:

Value-Added Portraits: Phase 1

Phase 2:

Phase 2: Define Completed Collages

Phase 3:

Value-Added Portraits: Phase 3

Value-Added Portraits: Phase 4 – Deliver

I learned how to create a gradient out of grayscale and how different materials introduced in a composition can catch one’s attention even though it is not the artist’s intention. I feel as if I could have painted the collage better if I tried the Grid Method, however, I was constrained by time and the space wasn’t wide enough for detail. I learned that painting is hard but it isn’t impossible, it took me several tries of fixing the tone and ruining the image in the process. I’ll apply this patience and persistence to the next project. I took the advice of attempting to add detail to the eyes with a finer brush and made the surrounding area around the eyes darker.

Phase 1: Discover

Phase 2: Define

Phase 3: Develop 

Value-Added Portraits: Phase 4 – Deliver

So far, it wasn’t not my best thing when it comes to painting and it can be a mess and take alot of time to get it done. At first, I wasn’t very interested of doing Cubist-style with our portraits, but I guess testing it out wouldn’t hurt so bad. After the process of design the cubic style with our portraits, I didn’t really like or enjoy the result becasue to be honest, I was pretty disturbed of what I’ve created. Then, I had to take another bristol paper for the painting but before I did, I first sketch one of the collage that we design and after the process, the painting comes next. It was very difficult for me to paint and blending the values because sometimes mixing balck and white can give you different values of gray and it was complicated to get the right value, as well as for the small area of the figure. But I managed to pull it off at the end. Then, working on the digital collage was very similar and convenient because in photoshop, you can just take piece from your portrait and place them together and it’s a great thing that the value color is already on our portrait to use. In my personal opinion, it was disturbing to watch my design (I was more frighten at the digital collage) but I did learn something as always and I have to admit, as much as I dislike my work, I pretty much enjoyed it in the end and it’s not a satisfying thing for me but at least I had something fun to do.


Phase 1

Phase 2

Phase 3


Value-Added Portraits: Phase 3

The left side is the broad collage image and the right is the painting version of the broad collage. For the Broad collage, this drawing was painted with gouache paint and it gives it a smooth feel and texture on the image.

The left side the original narrow collage image and the right side is the digital version of the narrow collage. For redesigning the narrow collage, it requires photoshop support in order to completly give the right  measuring for every small pieces of element on the figure and gives a neater finish.


  • Broad Painting: 2-3 hours
  • Digital Narrow: 1-2 hours
  • Total: 3-5 Hours

Value-Added Portraits: Phase 2

The left side image is represented as a broad image because the focus point of this image is me covered with noses on my face and it has this light grayish value which gives it a high key.

The right side image is considered as a narrow image because the figure and the background itself has this low key value and it blending well with the low volume of light.


  • Narrow: 2-3 hours
  • Broad: 2-3 hours
  • Total: 4-6 Hours 

Value-Added Portraits: Phase 3

This is my broad ranged digital collage. I spent about an hour on this. Doing this digitally was faster than I expected but I simplified a lot due to the fear of running out of materials physically. Other than that I believe getting the shape of it and location was what took a little longer.

Value-Added Portraits: Phase 1

Broad range

In these 3 photos, the first one is a lowkey value which is the darkest photo out of all of them. The shadows and little highlight of my hand makes you really have to look at the image to see the shape of my hand. Which the little highlight helps with. The second photo is a highkey value which is shown through how mostly white and highlighted the photo is. There is barely any shadow showing because of how much light is entering the photo. The last photo is a broad range photo which shows a middle value of a lot of grey but still some shadow and highlights throughout the photo.