52 Weeks of Star Wars is a weekly photo project starring various characters from the Star Wars franchise. This photo project is a continuation of sorts to my original series; 365 Days of Clones, specially my Cloned Photos mini-series.
Today marks the sixth creation in this year long adventure. As the title suggests; 52 Weeks of Star Wars, one new photo will be taken, edited and added to the running total every Sunday. The twist is that all the images will be a recreation of sorts of a previous image. Some; like today, will be a recreation from a famous painting, while others will be recreations of various movie poster or album covers and some will be remakes of famous images of the 20th century.
“The Mona Leia” is my recreation of the Leonardo da Vinci’s "Mona Lisa". The Mona Lisa is likely the most recognizable portrait ever painted and is said to have “never been completed”.
Some of you may be wondering why I chose to create a Cloned Photo based upon the Mona Lisa. The idea of recreating a painting using photography and Photoshop is fascinating to me and also presents a unique challenge. I’ve recreated a few other non photographical images; Cloned Guernica, the Vitruvian Trooper, the Troopers, etc... with various levels of success, but I feel it is always good to step out of your comfort zone and try different techniques and build upon your skill set. This is just another attempt at challenging myself. I feel it turned out well, but the craquelure could use some work as could the focus of the background.
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