Publication Date

1-1-1997

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Factor, Yale

Department

School of Art

Abstract

Self-Portrait was created in order to do a number of things. Since I was entering the work force, I needed some way to advertise myself and my style of illustrations. An easy way to do so is to create a self-portrait of oneself with one’s work. Once completed, this self-portrait could be printed with my name and other information so that the prospective employers could see a sample of my work before even viewing my portfolio. I took several photographs of myself at my drawing table, working on one of my already completed illustrations. I then chose the best one and decided on the medium of pen and ink to render the portrait. I fashioned the picture in such a way that allowed for room at the top and bottom of the drawing for any future printing. However, rather than write on the original copy information that might later change, I instead scanned the drawing into a computer and manipulated it in the QuarkXPress program. I added my name, address and phone number, and also included four other drawings that I had scanned into the computer as well. The finished document contains four illustrations plus the self-portrait and the necessary information. It has been saved on my disk in case I wish to change it in any way, such as adding new drawings or information. The finished product is a sophisticated way for me to advertise my skills to various companies that also happens to be inexpensive. I am glad that I created Self-Portrait for my portfolio; not only is it a valuable marketing tool, but a finished piece of work that strengthens the work I have already created. Self-Portrait will remain invaluable to me for years to come.

Extent

3 unnumbered pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

Rights Statement

In Copyright

Rights Statement 2

NIU theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from Huskie Commons for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without the written permission of the authors.

Media Type

Text

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