I was given the idea of--instead of traditional drawing--cutting out paper to form a picture. I started by tracing the general shapes of the original photo (#2) by the shade of the shape. The picture was converted in to 4 different shades and I then traced the shapes formed and numbered them. The final product looked like the picture combined by a series of shapes (#1). I then would cut the piece of white paper out shape by shape and by what number it was cut out construction paper of the exact shape. Color 1 was the pale pink color used to show the lightest parts of the picture, like skin. Color 2 was a light purple, and color 3 was a dark purple. Color 4 was black which was the background, and showed the darkest parts of the picture, like my black glasses. I wasnt able to finish this project, but it was starting to look like the original picture! Picture #3 shows how far I got. It was great to get an introduction in to using the shades of a color to make shapes to form a bigger picture. It was a new technique,and I was glad to learn some way of recreating a picture without paint/drawing. I had cut out shapes to form a picture before, but never thought of tracing an actual picture and creating shapes like this. I chose the picture (#2) because it is one of my favourite pictures of my best friend and I after a concert we went to. I would have liked to have been able to finish this project, but I am glad to have at least learned the technique and gotten an idea how to execute it and recreate a picture in a new way.