I have to admit that looking at all of these tiny "scraps" before i began was kind of intimidating. But that just wanted to make me go for it more!! Before I got started, I went outside when the sun was starting to go down and took a photo of myself. I then loaded it onto the computer and messed with it to get the values that I wanted.
I began the final piece by painting my canvas and then sketching the silhouette of the body onto it. I filled in all the values by using different sized, shaped, and colored photographs- the lightest pictures portraying the lightest values and the darkest photos portraying the darkest values. It was difficult to get the right placement of everything and figuring out the right values, but I achieved exactly what I had envisioned!! It was really a unique experience to be able to apply everything I have learned thus far about value and composition and apply it to something totally different than anything I have ever done before. I really like the message that I was able to portray with this collage. I think it is so cool how art can tell such an amazing story deeper than how it looks!