I’m working large again! Last summer I created a large mixed media painting in Chicago and it was kind of a turning point for me so I wanted to try out a similar process. This time around I’m playing with different images/symbols/icons and I’m trying to remain open to text. Here are some photos from the process:
Thanks for visiting! Stay tuned for more progress. xoxo
From left to right: In the Works, In Repair, In Control
18″ x 24″
October 26-27, 2014
I finally finished my submissions for the Medical Avatar exhibition that’s coming up. Despite my busy schedule, I decided to enter this show because the theme is relevant to the work that I’m currently doing. I had even planned on doing more self-portraits this semester.
The prompt was this: Entries should include three self-portraits: you as you are today; you as you will be in 5 years if you continue with an unhealthy habit you have today; and you as you will be in 5 years if you continue with a healthy habit you have today.
This process was pretty frustrating and I wasn’t surprised that it turned out that way. Self-portraits are hard for me to get through. It was an interesting experience, making three self-portraits in different styles and with different messages. I’ll post more background information later on.
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“The Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine is seeking art for its upcoming exhibition, Medical Avatar: The Health Time Machine. Entries should include three self-portraits: you as you are today; you as you will be in 5 years if you continue with an unhealthy habit you have today; and you as you will be in 5 years if you continue with a healthy habit you have today.”
These portraits are from an advanced figure drawing class I took about 2 years ago. I’ve been thinking about doing more portraits…hmm…
A few weeks ago in my figure drawing class, we did muscle studies and this assignment below was for homework. We had to look at an image of a body builder and choose a section to draw. I chose to do an arm. First, on regular drawing paper, I drew the actual muscles, using the textbook as a reference:
Then, I laid a piece of tracing paper on top and built up tone for the skin. I used colored pencils and white chalk. The image below is of just the tracing paper:
And the two parts combined: