Portraiture and Technology

Scanning a Face

Scanning a Face

It’s like mixing photography and fine art. On one hand the pure artist doesn’t like to admit that he even uses photography to obtain a likeness with the subject and the other hand he uses whatever means he can to make his job easier and better. Portrait Artists have the almost unbelievably difficult task of capturing a likeness but then creating the mood or emotion and personality of the subject. Many fly to the subject or the subject comes to them and they take careful measurements of the head, neck, eyes, ears, mouth and nose. Often photos are taken from every conceivable angle which the artist works from when the subject isn’t present. Adonis can help with some of this for you. We can scan the subjects head and torso if necessary and capture the exact measurements for you. We can then enlarge or reduce the image and create a foam base or model from which the artist can work. A clay covering gives you the surface to work on expression, mood or feeling. ┬áThe measurements are way more accurate than a tape measure and calipers.┬áTalk to us about how we might help. They say time is money and we can help save you both.