For this series I was looking for another look; more like the Warhol silkscreen portraits of Marilyn Monroe and others, that were the original inspiration and motivation of this entire project. For this I tried replacing ranges of pixels with a flat color, while still combining areas from different pictures together.
As before I cropped all the portraits of Anya that I collected with facial recognition. Then I changed all the portraits to grey scales, and normalized the values to they always ranged fully from 0 to 255.
Then I took a random number of images to combine, and tool one range of grey from every image. These ranges, or bands of greys, were evenly spaced out over the whole range by the number of pictures selected. So if there were only 3 pictures selected, the areas of color would be quite big, when 50 images were selected the areas were small, and the resulting image appeared more like a drawn line from markers, than a silkscreened image.
The method was so successful in imitating Andy Warhol silkscreen portraits that I had to refrain myself from including the most obvious ones in this series… I thought they were too easy, too much literal an imitation Andy Warhol, not in spirit. They were still gorgeous though:
The colors were picked from yet another random selected picture from Anya, where I sorted the colors on brightness, picked out the colors evenly across the range, separated by the number of colors in the picture, and adding some random level of saturation to get a more POP feeling.
I copied over squares from different sizes from different pictures, and iterated this several times to get a more complex and layered look than before (as for example Teddy). As before I let the program run and create a 1000 images, from which I selected the 8 that I liked best.
These have a very different style from others in the m0dels series and they look more like drawings than pixel based collages. In the end I selected 8 pictures from the 1000s generated that had a diverse look, showing all the different levels of complexity and directness that can be achieved with this technique, and the ones that are most recognisably Anya Taylor Joy…