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38 Unconventional Portraits

From a Michael Jackson Etch-A-Sketch to Designer Totes

— August 17, 2009 — Art & Design
Portraits used to be a boring way to portray a subject, but now portraits can be fun, dark or just plain crazy as this cluster demonstrates. Check out the collection of unconventional portraits featured on Trend Hunter, from tributes to Michael Jackson to portraits on pork, and everything in between -- and there's a lot.

Implications - Today's average consumer is growing increasingly creative, with social media serving as a way to express oneself to an audience. This means that artists, photographers and designers must work harder than ever before to be considered a true creative, resulting in constant artistic innovation. For most modern artists, simple tweaks to color and structure are no longer satisfactory.
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Portraits on Pork
Portraits on Pork
Lasered Images on Meat Let You Know Where It Came From
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Celebrity Etch-A-Sketch
Celebrity Etch-A-Sketch
George Vlosich III Creates Portrait Tribute to Michael Jackson
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35
Glam Mole Portraits
Glam Mole Portraits
Bev Hogue Makes Old Glam With Blue and Beauty Marks
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34
Clay-Covered Portraits
Clay-Covered Portraits
Oleksiy Guz's 'LoaMan' Photo Set is a Messy Masterpiece
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33
Spun Hair Portraits
Spun Hair Portraits
Blue Lines Replaces Faces With Backs of Perfectly Styled Hair
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32
Etch-A-Sketch Portraits
Etch-A-Sketch Portraits
Immortalize Your Image On a Toy
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31
Glass-Walled Self-Portraits
Glass-Walled Self-Portraits
Shawna X's 'Phases' is a Study in Smeared Seduction
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30
Personalized Cartoon Portraits
Personalized Cartoon Portraits
Ashley G Turns Your Photos Into Tooned Masterpieces
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29
Blue Skin Portraits
Blue Skin Portraits
Bev Hogue's ‘Blue or Nothing' Pop Surrealism Exhibit
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28
Aura Color Portraits
Aura Color Portraits
Khaled Haider's 'Colors Within' Exposes Our True Selves
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27
Pee Pee Portraits
Pee Pee Portraits
Michael Leon Shows Patriotism Using Silhouettes of Male Anatomy
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26
Skeletal Portraits
Skeletal Portraits
Gianluca Hits the Pop Culture Scene Hard With Anime-Inspired Art
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25
Restrained Portraits
Restrained Portraits
Benedikt Renc's ‘Hard Love' Exposes the Seduction in Suppre
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24
Highlighter Portraits
Highlighter Portraits
Staple 'Highlighter' Series Features Neon Portraits of Hip-Hop Icons
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23
Eco Designer Totes
Eco Designer Totes
Enviro Bags Featuring Portraits of Marc Jacobs and Karl Lagerfeld
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22
Blogger Portraits
Blogger Portraits
Stunning Artwork By California Based Painter Danny Roberts
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21
Yarn Portraits
Yarn Portraits
Jo Hamilton's 'I Crochet Portland' Series Includes People and Cityscapes
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20
Sinister Projection Portraits
Sinister Projection Portraits
Andrea Pantleo's 'Naturally Implied' is a Shocking Photo Shoot
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19
Splatter-Painted Portraits
Splatter-Painted Portraits
Aileen Devlin's Colorful Method of Capturing Subjects
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18
Pop King Portraits
Pop King Portraits
10 Fan-Created Michael Jackson Paintings as Artistic Tributes
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17
Color Pop Portraits
Color Pop Portraits
Soon Tong's Avant-Garde Photography is Out of This World
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16
Zombified Portraits
Zombified Portraits
Andy Prior's Paintings Have a Disfigured Sense of Humour
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15
Wild Facial Hair Portraits
Wild Facial Hair Portraits
Matthew Rainwaters Captures Beards and their Owners in Alaska
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14
Modern Mirror Canvases
Modern Mirror Canvases
'Self-Portraits by Contemporary Urban Artists' Exhibition
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13
Realistic Pen Portraits
Realistic Pen Portraits
Juan Francisco Casas Creates Artwork Using a Ballpoint Pen
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12
Color Pop Portraits
Color Pop Portraits
Corno's Dubai Exhibit is Filled With Dazzling Faces With Big Lips
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11
Plant Portraits
Plant Portraits
Eco Artist Edina Tokodi Creates Living Wall in Brooklyn, NY
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10
Gas Mask Family Portraits
Gas Mask Family Portraits
Sam Van Olffen Takes Steampunk Art One Step Darker
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9
Fierce Child Portraits
Fierce Child Portraits
Per Amy Guip, These Kids Are More Badass Than Their Parents
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8
Psycho Self-Portraits
Psycho Self-Portraits
Nicholas Thigpen's Unusual Photography Exemplifies Eccentric
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7
Victorian Fantasy Portraits
Victorian Fantasy Portraits
Johnny Depp Gets Tim Burton Touch in Alice In Wonderland
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6
Faceless Portraits
Faceless Portraits
London College Of Fashion Illustration Students Final Art Projects
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5
Suspended Self-Portraits
Suspended Self-Portraits
Obscure Specializes in Body Mod Photography
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4
Comic Collage Women
Comic Collage Women
PaperMonster Pop Art Stencil Portraits Are Full of Feminine Mixed Media
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3
Video Game Portraits
Video Game Portraits
Greg de Stefano Brings "Super Smash Bros: Brawl" to Life
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2
Magazine Art Portraits
Magazine Art Portraits
Stunning Mixed Media Collages by Gabi Trinkaus
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1
Dripping Portraits
Dripping Portraits
Molly Brill Masters The Art Of Emotional Water Colors
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