In this exercise, the goal was to produce a portrait in which pixels have been moved, altered or otherwise manipulated.
How this was achieved was down to us but experimentation, many tries and looking at online tutorials would be needed.
As part of the research for the exercise we were asked to look at the work of fashion photographer Nick Knight. See Knight’s profile under the People section of my log for that research.
Looking at the example image in the course notes, the adjustments are simple and somewhat subtle.
My own first attempt at Pixel Painting wasn’t very good. The changes I made, although trying to follow where the hair had been highlighted was a bit too garish for my liking.
My second attempt was a bit better. I took the existing red colour of the mouth and made it a bit redder. Subtle but it stands out.
However, after looking at Nick Knight’s work I realise that it’s possible to go brighter but also to paint things into an image that weren’t originally there and that is something I plan to look at in the future.