Image: Untitled

Cyrus Kauiers
Untitled

coloured pencils
44.7 x 31.5 cm irreg. (image), 49.4 x 49.4 cm (sheet)
Brighton Grammar School, Brighton
Portraiture gave me the opportunity to test my abilities and challenge myself with both the physical re-creation of a real, detailed image and the design and planning of how the image would look. Choosing the lighting and positioning of the shoot, the subject’s expression, the medium and the colour of paper were all things I had to consider in order to obtain a comfortably dark and ominous image. Moreover, the duality of exercising such an emphatic art style while retaining an almost expressionless subject was also quite interesting.