My focus for this folio was people; specifically facial expressions and emotional portraiture. I explored facial expressions through my own personal lenses. For the folio I chose to focus on my personal lens, and use different media to portray my expression and techniques. The focus on emotional portraiture is used in a personal context because it has meaning to me. I wanted to display how I view my friend’s emotions and the energy he creates and what it means to me.
My folio has been influenced by Ivana Besevic and Johannes Vermeer who explores extremely detailed artwork that captures strong emotion. The main idea is that emotion is clearly captured through facial expressions. Ivana Besevic’s way of capturing emotions and Johannes Vermeer’s detailed artworks inspired me to create portraits with strong emotion and details. I connected my idea to an image of my friend by portraying his disappointed emotion. I used gouache to capture a soft tone, I did this by slowly building up the colours and pulling out greens and yellows in the skin.