Below is the finished painted animation commenting on the link between stress and depression. As stress levels increase, the depression levels increase and the clarity (and quality) of the painting, and of thought, decrease. This was achieved by me drinking slightly more at each stage. I don’t think that this is something I want to make common practice, although it did successfully lead to a much looser style towards the end.
After photographing each stage, and uploading the images into photoshop, then ordering and lining up each photograph, I made a slideshow. I wanted the transition of each frame to be very slow and hypnotising. My housemate said that “watching it is like being drunk”.
I made two versions of the slideshow; one almost eight minutes long, in the hopes that if it was hung on the wall, perhaps in a frame, viewers would find the change almost imperceptible. They wouldn’t be completely sure if the portrait was moving or not without watching for a long time, making the portrait quite magical. I will put this version below as well.