New Digital Design Course is creating fantastic Artwork

The Monroe Jr./Sr. Digital Design class is creating some fantastic artwork on the computer this year!  These pieces of artwork are vector portraits of famous people.  A vector portrait combines points, lines,curves and shapes to illustrate images in on a computer.  Students started with an actual photo, which they brought into the Adobe Photoshop program.  In the program there is a 'pen tool'  which allows students to create points, lines, curves and shapes.  They then outlined shadows, highlights or any other feature and it created an individual shape of any color they chose.  Using these shapes, students reconstructed the face, clothing and background of the photo.  When their work was done, they deleted the photo and a Vector Portrait like the one above is  what remained.