Famous Face: Twiggy
This project will introduce you to the concepts and techniques of simplification and stylization. First, you'll choose a photographic portrait of an iconic person. You'll take this photo and break it down into simple black and white shapes (no line). Make sure to pay attention to how the shapes follow the contour/volume of the face. Just because where simplifying, doesn't mean everything appears flat. We still need volume. Also pay close attention to how highlights work. The white space is just as important as the black. As you begin the simplification process, you'll also need to start thinking about the "style" you'll be looking to attain for your piece. Is the person complicated, humorous, malicious... how do you define these traits with black and white shapes? How many shapes do you need? What do those shapes look like? If the person is rigid and unapproachable, is the drawing rectangular and sharp?