“Creative Portraits” are created through a digital painting service provided on my sister site at MyDigitalPainting.com.
The project started out as I an art project I was experimenting with, looking at the idea of how we define ourselves on social media. There is this need to define our likes and dislikes to make up our identity. I thought it would be fun and interesting to take a person’s profile photo as the base and then develop a character portrait based on their listed likes and hobbies. Not to create a caricature but to add personality in a more traditional portrait style. I started out with a few friendly volunteers but have evolved the process into a service where people can submit their own photos and set a theme for a personalised portrait. I like to get people involved with the creative process, give me ideas and try to capture the character they see.
Exhibited at Kirkstall Art Trail 2016