Ok, so the short version of the story is that I’m supposed to create a graphic representation of the people I interact with on a regular basis. The suggestion by the course leaders is to actually go around taking people’s pictures. Right. I’m going to carry my digital SLR around with me all the time. NOT.
But I got a new phone in which the camera actually works. So I snapped a picture of one of my coworkers, mostly to prove to myself that the camera in the phone really does work. (I have yet to try getting the picture out of the camera, so the jury is still out.) Anyway, the other coworker in the area at the time indicated she most certainly did not want me to take her picture (something about a bad hair day or not wearing the right clothes… or something). No problem. I’m not heavily invested in taking pictures of everyone I know anyway.
“Hey,” she said, “you’re an artist. Why don’t you just draw a picture of me?”
“You understand that I can’t draw and all my work is abstract, don’t you?”
So this is what I came up with for my coworker’s portrait. Circles because she’s fun and goofy… bright colors because she’s so darn cheerful. I may remember to bring the original to work tomorrow to show her. I’ll be sure to let you know what she thinks!
She is going to be thrilled! This is so cool. The colors and shapes are so cheerful and happy. I love that you can draw an abstract version of someone like this. Maybe this is the start of another series?
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I love this! I would be so flattered if that is how someone viewed me 🙂
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@JD… the thought had already crossed my mind. In fact, I have some images in my head already for some of my other coworkers. Some of those would turn out to be rather strange. heh heh heh
@Funky… Thanks! I hope my coworker is as sensible as you are!
I’m sure your coworker is very nice, however – based on this portrait, if you truly are a friend I think you owe it to her to suggest she see a dermatologist.
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I really like this one.
We have pool tables in some pubs over here where the balls arn’t numbered, you just get two different colours (usually red and yellow) and the white cue ball.
The three colours of the spheres in the background remind me of those tables.
I’m sure your friend will love this, it gives off a really optimistic vibe.
I love how some of the colours, like blue and green, are a little bit hidden, and you don’t see them at first. Now I know it is a portrait (and not a snooker table) could I ask, do these represent hidden depths to your friends personality?
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@Canuckle… I’ll be sure to mention that to her. Of course, then I’d have to explain blogging and just who Canucklehead is… perhaps I won’t mention it, after all.
@Tam… hey, nice to see you again! My coworker did, indeed, like the portrait. And sharp eye! No one else noticed the different colored dots (in addition to green and blue, there’s also a red one). Because she’s quite devoted to her family, I tucked in tiny references to her husband (green), daughter (red) and son (blue).