I decided to take another picture of myself as I didn’t like the photo from the last attempt. I wanted to have more detail in the gif so I chose a wider shot.
I cropped it to a square to get rid of wasted space.
In Photoshop I then drew over the picture and made a new layer every time I wanted to change something.
I really liked the strong contrast between the black and white and blue.
I then made a new layer every time I wanted something different on the lens of the glasses, I chose symbols, images and colours that had meaning to me. Everything to the trivial to the meaningful.
I liked having different colours in my gif but it meant the file size was increased. Thinking about my research I really liked the simple colour palette style of Lichtenstein. So instead I exported the gif with less colour, which made the piece feel completed. Comparing my gif to my research I feel that I have successful made my gif fast pace like Alex Litel and contain enough detail that was seen in Petras work.
This is my final self-portrait gif: