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mo0ncake
« on: July 30, 2007 09:06:37 AM »




This I did my freshman year of college.  Everyone in my drawing class had to do a self portrait.  The teacher photographed each of us outside the school twice and we got to choose which photograph we wanted to do. 

It is 2'8" X 3'10".  The paper is divided into 2 inch squares and is worked one by one. Each of the students had to choose a mark to be repeated over and over again to form a picture.  I chose to do a stamp of a smiley face with a tongue sticking out.  I carved my own stamp and used various inks.  Colors used were red, beige, yellow, black, green and various shades of blues and purples.

We were supposed to work each square exclusively.  And when we were done, we moved on to the next, not looking back and trying to fix what we did in the last square.  But not all kids did this and you could tell if all the squares connected seamlessly.  In order to keep our marks in one square, we cut a square out of a piece of paper and put it over our poster while we worked. 

Unfortunately I left it on the couch and my dog trampled over it. It's now ripped in the middle.  Cry
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« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2007 09:10:06 AM »

Sorry it ripped, it looks great.
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« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2007 09:19:35 AM »

Whooooaaa, that's amazing!
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« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2007 09:20:08 AM »

Wow, very nice!!! I would love to learn how you made such depth and detail with just a stamp!!!! Fantastic! This definately rocks!!!
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« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2007 09:21:58 AM »

absolutely amazing. too cool.
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« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2007 09:33:29 AM »

Awesome.

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« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2007 09:46:20 AM »

That's incredible!  Great work!
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« Reply #7 on: July 30, 2007 09:51:46 AM »

wow this rocks  Cheesy
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« Reply #8 on: July 30, 2007 10:08:59 AM »

From the thumbnail, I thought, what is wrong with that photograph?  I should have known it was not a mere photo!  Awesome job, and even awesome-r that you made your own stamp.
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« Reply #9 on: July 30, 2007 11:32:11 AM »

incredible.
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« Reply #10 on: July 30, 2007 11:33:15 AM »

That is freaking amazing!
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« Reply #11 on: July 30, 2007 05:15:20 PM »

Thanks so much, everyone! 
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« Reply #12 on: July 30, 2007 07:25:33 PM »

wow that's amazing...i had to do something like that a few years back only i used sharpie and had to change the design in each box but yours definately turned out so much better, i love how you were able to get every little detail into your portrait...
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« Reply #13 on: July 30, 2007 10:00:35 PM »

This is very cool. Does this technique have a name? Something I could google perhaps?
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« Reply #14 on: July 30, 2007 11:59:12 PM »

That is so great.....Now I want to try one myself.
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« Reply #15 on: July 31, 2007 12:18:52 AM »

wow.. that's a great art project!!
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« Reply #16 on: July 31, 2007 12:40:13 AM »

That is very impressive! Did that take the whole semester to do??
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« Reply #17 on: July 31, 2007 02:42:46 AM »

This is awesome. It's quite impressive. I love the greenish colours in it.
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« Reply #18 on: July 31, 2007 07:24:58 AM »

Holy cow, that's excellent!  I thought it was a rasturbated photo when I looked at it from the main page.  Wowza!  Good job!
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« Reply #19 on: July 31, 2007 08:06:20 AM »

lookin good Grin
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« Reply #20 on: July 31, 2007 11:29:55 AM »

I don't know if this has a name, but my teacher called it mark making.  This is his website - http://www.brookelarsen.com

To prepare us for the project, we had to draw in our sketchbooks a # of drawings.  They all had to be of different marks.  For example, one is drawn using only dots and another using only horizontal dashes.

This didn't take the whole semester.  I can't remember exactly how long it took since it happened close to 4 years ago.  I'd say it took about 2 - 3 months.  We worked in class, but not always.  We always had to do a certain # of boxes at home. 

After everyone was finished, all the portraits from all of my teacher's classes were hung in the hallways of the school. There was one girl who punched holes in magazines and used the little circles as her mark.  Instead of overlapping, she placed them an equal distance from each other.  There was a boy who used a stamp also, but only black ink. His stamp was his birthdate.  I think he skipped the whole box thing because his stamp was long.  This teacher does the same thing with his students every year.  He encourages everyone to be creative and different.  Just last year, somebody used hair in his!

I hope some of you will try it and post the results.  I'd love to see. 

Thanks again for your comments!
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« Reply #21 on: July 31, 2007 01:23:49 PM »

This is very, very cool!
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