Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Payton ... OBA Senior 2012

Portrait design ...
In our portraits, the face is everything, and while other elements may be included, they must not compete or  be distracting from the face.
This portrait has a lot going on, a checked shirt, trees, fences, water reflections, a light sky, even a red barn!
But, the face is most prominent.
The trees on our left bring a circular design to his body and face.
The arms crossed with the fingers pointed up move the eye to his face.
The fences are like arrows pointing inward.
The sky and water have the corners darkened to pull our eye to him.
Even the red barn with the roof angle is directing us inward.
And all of this was purposefully done.
And while all of this is great, none would matter if his expression was not who he is!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I love this picture! It captures every element surrounding the subject BUT this picture is all about Payton. A true glimpse of his life at this time.