Thursday, October 20, 2016

Geometric Portraits

Easy portrait
Facial expressions are shared through all cultures and mean the same emotions. In an article that I read, written by Arthur Dobrin, at www.psychologytoday.com he explains that facial expressions are in fact innate. The article showed evidence that infants reacted in disgust as a response to a bitter taste, and they also responded to pain by showing distress on their face. Another report showed that blind children showed the same facial expressions for certain emotions as a sighted child would. In fact, I do agree that facial expressions are innate, and they are just ways to show what your feeling or what you are thinking about. In conclusion, facial expressions are just another way to communicate with people and have the ability to reveal what you're feeling.

Poly-1 portrait of ourself
In quarter two, we started on our low-poly portrait projects. Which I have never heard of before, but we watched tutorials and tried it out for ourselves. There were many steps to creating the first low-poly portrait, the beginning step was was taking our portrait picture. We did this by using our computers in the photo-booth app and taking a picture from the top of our head to the bottom of our chin. Then, we downloaded the photo we took onto Photoshop and started to edit it, we began our editing by outlining our face with the red line tool. Next, we started filling the space in on our face by creating triangles using the red line tool and then going over them with the lasso tool. After that was finished, we went over all of the polygons and blurred them out. The final step, we had to make two copies of our portrait outline and put them together and mirror them to create the whole face, then we were finished. So, when our whole project was completed we saved it to google drive and then turned it in for a grade. Even though this project took many complicated steps to finish, I was quite confident with my finished work.


Poly-2 portrait (of my dad)
To make our first poly portrait we used an online website where we were able to try out the low-poly effect. This was the easy portrait, we started this process by taking a portrait picture on the computer with the photo booth app and then downloaded it onto the website. Then, it was on to choosing the different settings to edit the picture, the website basically did this by taking triangles and placing them randomly all over the picture and they were automatically blurred out. This turn out did not go well, in the picture it was extremely hard to recognize my face and make out any of the details. On the other hand, our poly-2 image was a lot more realistic because we were able to place the triangles all over our face and fill in a lot more detail, like in our eyes and nose. But, the third portrait was the highest quality, because we got to use an actual camera instead of one of the low resolution computer cameras, we also took the picture of another person showing a facial expression. Even editing the picture in Photoshop took a lot more detail, we used our own creativity and chose a color to place in the triangles using the eyedropper tool. Finally, we edited our background to match the low-poly theme and we were done!

Poly-3 Portrait



1 comment:

  1. I absolutely love your facial expressions on the last one even if you didn't finish it's very good!!! I think you improved a lot during this project:)

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