Artist Merrill Kazanjian breaks down how he makes one of his artworks. Merrill had been a teacher for more ...
Artist Merrill Kazanjian breaks down how he makes one of his artworks. Merrill had been a teacher for more than seven years and is sharing his artistic processes with the world thanks to Metacafe!
The process is:
Step 1: Look for interesting facial features (eyes, noses and mouths; even ears) from different photographs and juxtapose them on a piece of paper.
Step 2: Make an oval for the head and paste down the facial features. The eyes should be in the middle of the oval.
Step 3: Scan what you have so far and reprint it in color on a separate sheet of paper. In other words, scan it and reprint it so that you work on a flat surface.
Step 4: Use Paint Markers and Illustration markers to tie everything together. I used Decocolor and Prismacolor markers for this picture, acrylic paint would work equally well. Whatever you choose, the point of the 4th step is to make everything look smooth. (more)