For the front cover of my SILO magazine, I decided to use the Rorschach inkblot article as the feature. I had the idea to create an ink portrait of Rorschach himself in the style of one of his inkblot tests. This turned out to be more difficult as I imagined as it’s very hard to create an accurate portrait of someone when you are only doing the one side of their face and leaving the other to be almost perfectly symmetrical.
The first attempt was very rough and did not look all that much like a person but it was very similar to an inkblot, which I liked. The next one I tried to be a lot more accurate which produced a much cleaner, clearer image but is, in my view, a lot more boring.
So, instead of creating another trying to find a balance between the two, I took them into Photoshop and combined them and cut away until I had a result that I was pleased with. I think it’s turned out quite nicely and will work very well for the cover due to it’s simple nature and monotone palette.