this is my background image for my film poster i have layered several images to create a very textured quality, this image was shot with a tungsten light in my bedroom, i also took close up images of a canvas bag which i layered over the initial image and them took the opacity down to just give it a slight texture, i also painted a V For Vendetta sign and done the same with this then positioned it over V’s face so the two spikes from the V went through his eyes. I think it looks authentic as a film poster background and although it was very last minute and a tad rushed i am very happy with the out come. i’m not sure how well it will go with my portrait as i am yet to choose a lighting style to go with but i hope they will work well together.
i am going to base my film poster on the hit comic book adaptation V For Vendetta. These are a few film posters and the dvd cover which have a very graphic and eye catching look to them.
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I paint myself, because I am often alone, because I know myself best - Frida Kahlo
i like this quote because i believe it describes the essence of why any artist be it photographer, film maker or painter would create an image of themselves for example Quentin Taratino is well known for taking parts in his own films. Many painters are also famed for painting self portraits to further their skills and to express / keep a record of how they were feeling at the time. Van Gogh is among the most famous of these as well as Rembrant and of course Frida Kahlo. a reproduction of someones image can really show a lot about them, therfore why would an artist not want to manipulate that to show a side of them self they choose for everyone to see?
On September 25th 1925 a bus Frida Kahlo was taking home was struck by a tram which cased her grave injury’s including fracturing her spine, breaking her right leg in 11 different places, fracture her collar bone and ribs and crushing her right foot. She had more than 30 operations and it was during her recovery she started to paint. her most famous works are her many self portraits and the surrealist quality in which she does them. this is one of my favorite self portraits of Kahlo’s named The Broken Column, because it shows the complete agony she felt during her recovery from the accident, i think an image with so much depth and misery really strikes you when you see it. you can tell from this image the depressive state she was in, over exaggerating the damage to her spine by replacing it with a crumbling stone column. its such a raw image and it makes me think that putting your pain into an image could make it very strong.