You project this week is to create a Low Poly Portrait using GIMP. You can choose a person, or an animal to create a portrait of. Here are some examples of Low Poly Images.
You first step is to find an image you would like to use. Save it to your computer and open it in GIMP.
***Remember....you want your resolution to be at least 800X800 or close to that. If you are working with an image that has Low Resolution, this project will be difficult to do. It is also important that you find an image that is mostly "face"....or close enough to see the person/animal face clearly.
You will want to create a new layer (Layer-->New Layer). Name the new layer, "LOW POLY Layer" and set the background to "Transparency"
Decide which part of the photo you would like to start working with first and zoom in to get a more detailed view.
While on your Original Image Layer (the bottom layer) use the "Lasso Tool" to select a small geometric section of color.
Now use the "Color Picker Tool" (looks like and Eye Dropper) and click inside your selection to choose a foreground color.
Switch over to your "LOW POLY Layer" and Select the "Bucket Fill Tool" and click inside your selection to fill it in with one solid color.
Continue to repeat this step with your entire image (only worry about the persons face)
The zoom tool is your friend. This will make it easier for you to see color groupings.
**Do not worry about the BACKGROUND. Only the face of the person/animal you have chosen to work with.