[September 2018] Working with watercolor and painting without a brush, then created a drawing
I used a plastic pipette to put the color on the paper, then dragged it across the paper to create a sense of flow and connectivity.. I concentrated mainly on cool colors and faded the colors into pink to create variety. I drew sea life on top of the watercolor to symbolize how each ecosystem relies on one another and visualize how sea creatures move in water.
[May 2019] Acrylic paint, Sharpies, and Microns
The prompt was to paint abstractly underneath and then construct an image on top. I mainly used cool colors and swiped turquoise with white along the open areas. After, I made blocks of color. The drawing is supposed to have a raw, loose feeling because it focuses on sadness. The girl is looking out at the natural world before she gets shut out again by the walls of human ignorance. The piece emphasizes how human selfishness is causing harm to the environment.
[May 2019] Acrylic paint and glitter
I used primarily cool tones to emphasize the coldness of the ice and air while ice skating. The piece itself is meant to capture the feeling of freedom and release that ice skaters feel while performing their routines. It's especially meant to capture the euphoria of landing a jump successfully. To emphasize this point, i drew thin lines in coral to represent the impact and excitement that's felt. Around these lines are pale blue lines and shards which are supposed to be the ice fragments that fly into the air when the skate hits the ice. On that same note, i used iridescent glitter to mimic the shine of the ice. Finally, I used large silver glitter particles on the dress to pay tribute to the eye catching sequined dresses of most figure skaters.
[November 2018] Oil Pastels with Tempura background
The technique used to make this piece is based on the impressionist movement in the mid 19th century. My strokes were short and blunt in order to mimic the style and add movement. The scene is a picture of the sky I saw on the way home after a long day. The colors are meant to strike the viewer with a sense of calm and awe to reflect the emotion I felt when looking at this scene. The piece overall is supposed emanate a feeling of relaxation.
[October 2018] Copic Markers
For this piece, the challenge was to let a friend doodle for 10 seconds and then build off of it. My friend ended up drawing a long walrus with mountains in the background. I decided to turn the walrus into a gondola swimming on a sea of mountains. The walrus is known for being a big, tough animal, so I wanted to represent that. Then, I used markers with bright colors to create contrast and highlight each aspect of the drawing, especially the walrus-gondola.
[December 2018] Clay and glaze
Cookies are sweet treats for all children alike; especially freshly baked ones. They fill you with warmth. The oven represents home and it creates the cookies, which represent happiness. This piece is meant to look comforting and is an adult's memory of home. It's meant to express the emotions of teens who realize they're growing up and must leave their childhood behind to face life. Once one is older, home becomes a nostalgic dream; along with the cookies.