Papercraft Self Portrait – 2009

Whilst we are on the subject of avatars, costumes and turning life into a video game (see my Marc Owens blog post), I found this amazing project by Eric Testroete. For this years Halloween he goes through this amazing laborious effort of reconstructing his own head out paper.

Using a combination of modeling softwares: 3ds Max 2009, Mudbox 2010, Photoshop CS3, Pepakura he creates this photo-real geometric paper mask.
What is so nice about this project is not just the painstaking effort of creating a version of himself out of paper but the whole photo story where you see Eric wearing his mask is his surroundings: a petrol station, a lift, a lonely street.

Check out the whole project from making to wearing on Eric Testroete’s website