For this work I choose my grandmother María Valenzuela. She turned 102 years old past February 2.
My interest is in capture the wrinkles, the expression of time there. I felt this portrait as a tunnel of time.
First I started exploring to turn the image into graphics, I wanted to work with the dark lines of the wrinkles.
But then I would not have enough time to work on that so I decided to turn the portrait into a collage.
1. Take out the backgrounds.
2. I applied a Dramatic Gritty Effect over the pictures to create more intensity in the wrinkles.
3. Then I decided to isolate the skin. I just want skin in the portrait. The texture of time in the body. Rasterizing Intelligent objets to be able to manage it freely.
I got a collage.
I decided to create a plain image of skin for the background of the processing sketch.
Here is the result:
There are still things that can be improved. But this is the stage of the portrait now.