006 – Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking


Stephen Hawking, born 8 January 1942. Layered card.

It was a bad decision to use silver card for the main facial features as it doesn’t scan or photograph well. It looks a lot better in the right light.


5 thoughts on “006 – Stephen Hawking

  1. I used to work with a bloke who looked like Stephen Hawking. We tied him to his chair once. He still speaks to me, though, so it can’t have been that bad.

    How did you plan out the cut for this? Is it die-cut, or by hand?

  2. I have a cutting machine, but I had to create the layers in Photoshop first. You just blur the photo to remove sharp lines, reduce it to four colours and then separate it out.

  3. I was thinking of buying a die-cut machine, actually – not for anything this artistic, but for framing pictures and prints with jagged borders, or stencilled designs in the surrounding space and stuff. Which one do you have?

  4. When you told me you were using cardboard as a medium, I wasn’t entirely sure what it would look like, but it’s brilliant.

  5. I have the Silhouette Cameo, which is capable of remarkable detail. I’m sure I’ll make further use of it during this project.

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