This project was a student suggestion and ended up being one of my favorites! We studied realistic portraiture, and fused it with intense patterning. To achieve the interesting patterns, students had to relax the mind and let any ideas come out. Especially after drawing realistically for some time, this was difficult. But once you let go you can get some wonderful results. I think the contrast of two very different styles of art make this project very unique. I always find my student's ideas very inspiring!