Monday, September 23, 2013


For this piece, i wanted to show perspective, with heavy and bold buildings, with a background of the universe.  This picture symbolizes a parents dreams and ambitions for a kid when he grows up, to make it personal i chose a piece with my mom and my brother as he is carried on her shoulders.  I started with a piece of cardboard, put a layer of newspaper over it, drew the buildings, and cut oit a layer from the cardboard.  Later I drew the details in with sharpie. I made the bold parts highlited with white acrylic, and the dark parts with black for contrast.  The people were made with ink and water.  The background was made with acrylic as well.


This is the process of making my first project for art 4.  During this process i started out with coloring lightly, then went heavy with the coloring afterwards, using crayons.  The whole idea was to use complementary colors as the whiter and darker parts of the picture.  As there are different colors throughout the picture, with the dress, the skin of my grandma, as well as her hair, i had to change the color scheme. I used green and red for the hair, faded it with every color in between, the face and skin with orange and blue, highlited it with red, and purple for the dress. Then the background idea was some grid-like lines, and later, after a second look, decided to fade from blue to white in order to even out from the bright orange of the skin.