52 Portraits ExplainedIt occurred to me I'm not sure I've ever explained my 52 Portraits project here.
Basically the idea is this: I needed some sort of creative outlet, and I'd learned from experience it needed to have strict limitations or else life gets in the way and I spend my evenings shaving yaks and fluffing the geraniums instead of creating things. I'd already done one weekly project that had come together quite nicely (book). And I encountered a digital painter whose work was awesome and who had a few wee tutorials on her site (loish.net). My background is in painting and drawing and it was only in college that I started to move toward photography and then graphic design for grad school. But I'd been missing the drawing, so I figured, why not try it out digitally?
So I set myself a challenge. One portrait. Every week. For a year. And I had to post them to my tumblr.