I had a lot of trouble picking a picture for this. I started two vector drawings before I finally decided on this one. I kept starting over the first time because I was not happy with the quality of the picture. It was too pixelated which prevented me from showing the highlights in the skin and hair and also showing small details. I started over the second time because I was just not happy with how the vector was turning out and thought that it would be best to start over. Third time was finally the charm because I finally was happy with the product I created. It was difficult trying to show depth in the face, however I was able to by using different shades of skin tone. I picked this picture because there was good lighting on the face and also I liked the color of the eyes. The first thing I did when I started the project was decide on the base color for the skin and hair. I wanted the skin and hair to look as close to the colors in the original picture. I also wanted to make sure that the face did not look flat. Showing depth was hard for me but I believe that I accomplished it by having different highlights in the face.
This is my geometric design. At first I wanted to make a tribal pattern. So I began making shapes and picking the colors. By the time the second class came around to work I hated my design. It ended up looking like a multicolored checkered board. So I started all over again. I decided that I would only use one or two shapes throughout the entire piece. I picked the diamond and the triangle. The next step I had to do was pick the colors I wanted. At first I thought it wouldn’t matter what colors were used in the piece, however I realized that this wasn’t the case. I picked three colors to work with: purple, black, and turquoise. I chose these colors not only because they worked well together but also they created a mood through the geometric design. I thought that I could leave my negative space a plain color however I thought that this wouldn’t add to the piece. So I decided to have a city’s skyline as the background/negative space. I picked New York because I spent most of my life living there and I consider that home. It was challenging trying to come up with a new idea when I thought that I already had one. However I feel that I made a good design.