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Diary Portrait
Eleanor Veness

Diary Portrait



Title: Diary Portrait
Year Completed: 2022
Size: 62x91cm
Technical: Pen drawing and Photoshop

Eleanor uses mixed media collage on sketchbook paper combined with touches and effects made on photoshop to execute her work, combining the hand-drawn with layers of digital. This self-portrait indicates a challenging period in her life, where burn out and a sense of frustration were commonplace. Text reads: ‘This is my face after a tough and challenging year’, while the facial expression indicates exhaustion. The mood of the line work conflicts with the bright, manically joyful colours, giving a tragi-comic effect to the piece. Eleanor’s work is diary-like, using the mediums of drawing and writing combined, giving the visual narrative a storybook quality.

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