In this project I┬álearned how to make abstract collages from a simple gray scale photo of my face and learned the importance of understanding the use of highlights and low lights. I had a few problems during the project such as figuring out abstract images to make, and using the gouache paints. I’m so used to watercolors and markers, gouache was a real step out of my comfort zone because of the way it dried so fast and we couldn’t work with it too wet or else our paper would warp. ┬áWhat I did find enjoyable was photo-shopping ┬áreplicas of our collages.

Phase 1

Phase 2

Phase 3