A project from my 2D Design class, which I took the first semester of college. We had to pick a photograph of someone we admired and looked up to, then take some magazines, newspapers, books, whatever that would make nice texture, and cut out words or phrases or paragraphs that had something to do with this person, even in some very small, vague way, and use these as shades to form the picture.
I chose to do my project on Lauren Faust, who is a writer and animator who worked on The Powerpuff Girls
, Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends
, and on My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
, among many other things.
As an artist and an aspiring animator, I really do look up to Lauren Faust, and I’m amazed at the work she’s done with many of the shows that I have adored. So, this is my tribute to her.
…Little fun-fact: I stayed up for 23 hours working on this thing to finish it at the last minute. Why last minute? ‘Cause I had SO much difficulty searching for things that related to ponies and PPG and animators and cartoons ARGH. It got to the point where I just got desperate and had to think in very broad strokes (and apply some problem-solving skills involving printing out a few pages of one of the interviews Lauren Faust did for Equestria Daily on some of my leftover grey poster board from my shape project). @_@;;;
Also, it felt weird having to cut up a picture of someone’s face a dozen times. Which is what I did a lot to get the shapes right; I would print out numerous copies of the cropped photo I was working with, and I would align the photo with the magazine page or whatever, and trace the X-acto knife over whatever shape on the photo I was cutting out. And I had to do this a lot, ‘cause after a while, it got too flimsy to keep working with the same cut-up paper, or there were shapes within
shapes I had to work with. Still, I felt like such a psycho, cutting up someone’s face numerous times like that.;;;
In any case, suffice it to say, I was very disorientated when I went to class that very morning to turn that project in. ;_;
IN ANY CASE…that’s about it for this piece. Enjoy.
The photo used (credit goes to whoever originally took the photo):[link]
Art belongs to
In tribute to Lauren Faust/