This is one of my very Favorite Lennon portraits , please consider if you belong to Fineartamerica to post this in my new contest " a Tribute to John Lennon " prizes and features Rmair , kind regards Paul
Cheers, I made them myself out of my own thumb prints, I've seen a few sets of finger print brushes of DA which look as though they where made with a lot more care and atention than mine so I would probably recomend looking them up. If I get round to it I'll upload mine =]
Your art teacher is either trying to inspire some emotion in order that you free your mind and become more creative (which would be quite clever), or he/she doesn't know what they're talking about! I love this piece, it captures both the darkness within the memory of John Lennon, his unfortunate demise at the hands of someone trapped in darkness, and indeed the darkness that sometimes lurked within him and was expressed in a good part of his work. Very well done.
ehh i just took a picture of my finger print, it was created using some ink i think then i found a tutorial a wile back that showed you how to turn images into brushes in ps, its easy enough once you get the hang of it =]