I’m creating this self portrait with Photoshop.
Just an example of how I create graphic illustrations- I love the process of sorting through textures, colors and patterns- often pulling from my own photographs and family documents, or from public domain image archives.
I like the idea of creating layers and layers of images-each layer and image working together to create a whole.
Glorified collage, you say? Sure! I’m grateful for technology and all the various programs that allow me to bring these collages to life- I’ve tried to create some of these ideas with paper collage techniques, and they just fall flat (ha ha….get it? Fall “flat’? Trying to create a 2d image that has depth..? Oh, nevermind).
This image shows the portrait in all it’s layered, collage-y, half-finished glory.