Hand Altered Photo of Amanda Makepeace
Entry for November EBSQ show “Portrait Swap 2010.” Her lips look like a red delicious apple and her eyes are fantastical. Inspired by the Mad Hatter and the Red Queen characters played by Johnny Depp and Helen Bonham Carter in Tim Burton’s movie adaptation, “Alice In Wonderland.”
Amanda and I are both avid readers and both fans of fantasy and sci-fi. I was really inspired by the eyes of Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter. I cropped Amanda’s photo and printed it out in black and white. The original photo was on canvas and when it was printed in black and white, it gave it an interesting texture to start with. It’s hand colored with pencils and other mixed media.
Unfortunately, at the moment EBSQ’s site is doing a complete makeover and I have to wait until they get it back up and running to enter this in the “Portrait Swap 2010” show. I will keep you posted.
The characters that inspired me: