Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Payton ... OBA Senior 2012
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!