“Hero” Image

I won’t lie, it feels a little narcissistic to define a self portrait of myself as a hero image. But thats just what its called, its a big image sitting on the front page to almost inspire people to delve deeper into the magical journey that is their website.

I knew I wanted one of these right off the bat, and more specifically one of my artworks. However I ran into a problem, that problem being I didn’t have any artwork that would work. Hero Images are really interesting because they are generally the only non “minimalist” thing in modern web design. The reason I think they are so popular is the stark contrast between the plain content based web design and this huge work of art. Generally It seems that the more detailed this hero image is the better, hence why its generally photography rather than illustration. This proposed an interesting challenge because I had to illustrate something that still represented who I am and my style, but my style is generally very minimal.

After a rather fun solo photoshoot this was the product.