Faces, a Collage of Friends by John Hodges
One of my former art students who is now graduating from school has become a stencil artist. He takes a picture and allows a program to divide photos into three values. When he project each one of the values separately on stencil paper he can trace out the three values of the photo.
Once the stencils have been cut out, he can then spray paint the three stencils onto a paint surface with light to dark color values, or in this case black, gray and light gray. The photos are of a lot of his close senior friends and the display has been put up to be on exhibit for the graduation ceremonies this Saturday night.
The grouping won a Best of Show at a local contest. I can't take credit for the skills and talent he already had but I did get him started during his freshmen year in school. He has won a prestigious award that is giving him a full ride at a design school in Canada.
Click on the photo to get a clearer look of the work.
The picture below the grouping was awaiting to be hung. It reminded me of a Norman Rockwell moment as the painting had the girl looking up at the others.
I am proud of this young man and wish him the best. I am glad his creative talent was not discouraged and that he is pursuing a career in art.
Thanks for stopping by the creative zone..........