Oh dear! Still working through the anger, I’ve been experimenting this week with taking “angry” self portraits (I’m one of those people who almost always smiles for the camera – guess that is how I have been conditioned!)
Of course, it wouldn’t have been enough for me to simply post a picture of me looking angry. My predeliction for drama came to the fore, and lo and behold, I simply had to transform myself into a classic vampire archetype (it is true – I’m really not all that keen on bright sunlight, though I do have a certain fondness for garlic!)
I’ve spent most of the weekend on this, working on various treatments for the face, trying and then discarding my beloved fractalius in favour of paint daubs and carefully layered desaturation. As always, the end result is not quite as I had envisaged, but that is the nature of experimentation.
So – what you have here is a glimpse of how the advertising poster for Nosferatu might have appeared if I had been cast in the role rather than Max Schreck! It’s all good fun………