Monday, September 30, 2013

Project 2: Skeletons

The second project I decided to do was skeletons using ink. My concept was that a overpowering force was controlling beings even after death. I made the controlling persona Hitler, this idea came to me because we were learning about Nazi propaganda techniques in speeches in English class. I started drawing my favorite idea and made five thumbnails. 
I then made a final sketch of my favorite thumbnail, I liked the skeleton with the tilted head the most. I was originally going to redraw some parts and have them attached apart from the rest of the picture...but decided against it.
I then practiced using ink to shade.
These were the references i used to make my sketch.
This is my final practice with shading before I started.

I then drew the puppet on a large sheet of paper with a ink pen. I decided it wasn't complicated enough so I drew skulls along the bottom using a fake skull my class has as a reference.  
I shaded all of it, I wanted to go very dark with my values. I started making ink spots to add interest to the background.
This is my final project, overall I am very proud of it. I think it looks dark and cool and i think it has a complex underlying message. 

Monday, September 23, 2013

Project 1: You Are What You Eat

 For my first Art four project I took inspiration from the theme "You are what you eat". 
  I started out with the idea of a obese man made of the many types of junk food that we consume. As I redrew my idea in my sketchbook it took a new shape.

   The idea came to me to have him be so gluttonous that not only was he becoming the food he was eating, but he had lost sight of what was human and what was food and became consuming himself.

After practicing with pen and ink and making my final draft, I choose to do my pen-and-ink on a large piece of paper. I decided to use cross-hatching in order to give the picture a more political-cartoon feel, and ended up with a art piece I am very proud of.
And that is my fat man.