I have been spending time recently on the #teenlug IRC channel talking to various interesting people, some of whom, I was slightly surprised to find, were from relatively close to where I live.
One of the people there, LeesyKate by nick, offered to draw a picture of me using the GNU Image Manipulation Program and a one pixel pencil. LeesyKate, by contrast, is not from the North West of England but from Southern Australia, how’s that for international culture!
I think the outcome of the picture pretty good, and having had a go, certainly better than I could do, but you decide for yourself;
Using the same starting photo as a starting point, I decided to see if I could make anything else remotely artistic with it.
In the end, the best I came up with is a pop art interpretation, quickly and unimpressively thrown together, similar to the screen printing project I did for my art GCSE.
Self Portrait © Tim Dobson 2008