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“...but the womb... is not yet ready to let GO.”CHILDBIRTHThe work affects the eye of I want people to rethink The tools that were usedthe viewer because of the pregnancy and how it’s a for this piece were Pens,vivid colors and confusing delicate situation that can pencils, Sharpie markers,style. I wanted the viewer to yield priceless results. If and LYRA skin tone pencils.see the doctor’s hand first care is taken during the I first drew the outline withbecause of the vivid color pregnancy then the baby pen and filled in the detailsthen trail down to the infant. would be ready to come such as the ascending linesI made the baby a different out. But people should also fromd ark to light and themedium from the chaotic be weary of the possibilities fish scale patterns with penbackground and the colors of stillbirths or water getting as well. After that I coloredlike the womb to stick out as in the babies lungs. over all of the pen withwell. The umbilical cord on The doctor’s hand repre- Sharpie markers of differ-its’ way to wrapping around sents the delivery of the ent colors. Then I drew thethe baby to express the baby but the womb, after baby and the hand in pencilpossibility of the baby not caring for the baby for 9 then colored them with thebeing able to breathe. months is not yet ready skin tone pencils. to let go. And that’s when a pregnancy can last for hours and hours.
“... what many people do under stress, anger or depression ... is drink.”DRUNK ZEBRAThe work affects the eye of I want people to rethink The tools that were usedthe viewer because of the pregnancy and how it’s a for this piece were Pens,vivid colors and confusing delicate situation that can pencils, Sharpie markers,style. I wanted the viewer to yield priceless results. If and LYRA skin tone pencils.see the doctor’s hand first care is taken during the I first drew the outline withbecause of the vivid color pregnancy then the baby pen and filled in the detailsthen trail down to the infant. would be ready to come such as the ascending linesI made the baby a different out. But people should also from dark to light and themedium from the chaotic be weary of the possibilities fish scale patterns with penbackground and the colors of stillbirths or water getting as well. After that I coloredlike the womb to stick out as in the babies lungs. over all of the pen withwell. The umbilical cord on The doctor’s hand repre- Sharpie markers of differ-its’ way to wrapping around sents the delivery of the ent colors. Then I drew thethe baby to express the baby but the womb, after baby and the hand in pencilpossibility of the baby not caring for the baby for 9 then colored them with thebeing able to breathe. months is not yet ready skin tone pencils. to let go. And that’s when a pregnancy can last for hours and hours.
“...guess what the zebra is so upset and angry about.”Pissed ZebraI did this work strictly withSharpie marker. I first drew The background in this piece definitely affected The message of the artowrk is to try and guessthe outline in a thin Sharpie the eye, because of the what the zebra is just soblack marker, then just filled boldness of the colors. I upset and angry about. Iin the details with different wanted the spectator to want people to think andcolors. I did the background see the background first just come up with the storylast because of size and to get a sense that the on their own because it canhow much room I was fill artowrk was about some be a lot of things.was unclear. anger/rage. Then I wanted them to realize that it was a zebra that was upset.
“...never really standing still when there is so much variety around.”Moving ArrowsTo make this piece I used The work affects the eye by I wanted the viewer tocotton swabs, Sharpie the vivid colors throughout think about moving aroundmarkers and clear tape. I the piece. Then the eye is and never really standingfirst lined the cotton swabs drawn to the arrows down still when their is so muchto alternate being out. After the middle. I wanted the variety around. The varietylining them up I took a ran- viewer to first see the bright is represented by the as-dom assortment of Sharpie colors that are randomnly sortment of colors. I wantmarkers and colored the placed and then the yellow them to want to expresscotton on the swabs in a in the middle which is really themselves and be like therandom fashion. After that I the predominant color. I cotton swabs and be dif-took the black Sharpie and made the spectator see this ferent because the normaldrew arrows on the middle by making the cotton swabs swab is not those colorsof the swabs going down. I not placed completely side you have to make themused the tape to keep the by side but in a way that you that color.swabs in place by putting will see the colors first.long strips of the tape downthe back.
“...look at this as a peaceful aftermath of the previous pictures.”Green ZebraI first outlined the piece with I wanted the viewer to first I wanted the viewer to lookpencil, then I drew over it look at the zebra because at this as if it is a serene im-with a thin Sharpie black it is the bright subject and age. The green’s to me stickmarker. I took a thick black it basically takes up the out and give off a pleasantSharpie marker and colored page. The next thing that feel. Though the arrowsin the stripes that I wanted the viewer should look at is give off a chaotic feel, theblack and then I outlined the the various arrows and their green colors in a way slowarrows. Next, I took a light details. I did this by having it down to look peaceful.green Sharpie marker and a lot of arrows present and The viewer should look atcolored in the remaining having them in different this as a somewhat peace-stripes as well as details in patterns to give a sense ful aftermath of the previousthe arrows that surround the of chaos that I have in my pictures.subject. Then to complete it, other images.I took a dark green Sharpiemarker and colored in thebackground.
“..babies can have substance instead of just laughing.”TWO BABIESI first took Lyra skin tone I wanted the viewer to first I wanted the viewer to thinkpencils and drew an out- see the background actu- about how babies can haveline of the two babies, and ally. The bright colors and substance instead of justfilled in the spaces loosely. chaos stands out among laughing. The backgroundThe artist that I decided to the two babies in the can be described as theexpound off of was Isabel foreground. I achieved this babies expressive mindsBishop’s “Two Girls”. The by not having the babies and the chaos of their livesstyle of her drawing was with so much detail so the though they just came intoreally fast and loose and viewer takes a glance at the the world.the little details make up the babies then move on to thewhole subject. After coloring detailed background.in the subjects, I colored theshirts with Prismacolor pen-cils. After the subjects weredone I went to outliningthe arrows and the variousthings in the backgroundwith a black ink pen. Afterthat I colored in the detailswith Sharpie markers of as-sorted colors.
“Simple yet chaotic.”DEPTHI first drew the outline of I wanted the viewer to first The viewer should thinkthe arrows in thick black see the bright colors of the about a basic piece of art-Sharpie marker. Then I larger arrows in the fore- work that seems simple yetcolored the inside of the ar- ground. Then I wanted the it gives the chaotic appear-rows with assorted Sharpie viewer to feel like they can ance. The viewer shouldcolors. Following, I drew the jump in the middle because think about the previousvarious designs such as the the swirls seem to get pieces and see how it slidesbubbles style, the fading darker in the middle. away from the zebra andeffect and the checkerboard the baby pictures and haspattern in the background. you think about whether it isI colored over the designs which.with Sharpie markers.
“..see the baby and the zebra as equals.”Babies and ZebrasI first cut strips of equallength and width. Then I I wanted the viewer to see both of the pieces together. I wanted the audience to see the baby and the zebradrew the outline of the baby I want the viewer to choose as equals with an equalwith pencil then traced them their preference and stick chance to get chosen towith a thin black Sharpie with that side in my con- be viewed. The piece wasmarker. Then I took LYRA centration. Then after they meant to be shown as bothskin tone colored pencils finish that side they can go the baby and the zebra asto color in the baby’s face. to the other if they want to. close in nature.Then I took a black pen andan assortment of Sharpiemarkers and did a chaoticbackground. For the zebrastrip, I outlined the zebraand did the stripes and col-ored it in with a thick blackSharpie marker. Then I tooka black pen and differentcolored Sharpie markersand did the background.
“..experience the zebra being happy by all the bright colors.”Bright ZebraI first took a photo of a I wanted the viewer to first I wanted the audience tozebra on google.com, then see the zebra. I achieved it experience the zebra be-I changed the contrast on by making the zebra notice- ing happy by all the brightan app I have called Photo- ably brighter and bigger to colors. If the viewer sawshop Express which allows fit the frame. I then wanted my previous pictures theyme to do so. Then I saved the viewer to see the back- would see a clear differ-the picture and opened the ground. I managed to get ence in how the zebra wasapp called the Autodesk the viewer to see the back- before. The zebra beforeSketchpad which allows me ground second by having it was annoyed and angry andto color and edit the picture. significantly smaller than the now he is having a changeI used the marker tool and subject which is the zebra. by showing happiness.used various colors to colorin place of the white stripes.For the background, I tooka previous piece I did anderased it to where it fit intothe photo with the zebra. Ithen created a black midsteffect along the zebra fordistinction.
O P WHICH SIDE P I first drew an outline of the zebra and the baby in pencil. Then I colored in the stripes of the zebra with a thick balck Sharpie marker. After that I took LYRA skin O tone pencils and did the babies face. Using a balck marker I colored the babies shirt. Then I took an assort- ment of Sharpie markers and did the background. S WOULD YOU I wanted the viewer to first I look at the zebra and I achieved this by using the negative space in the zebra. Then I wanted the viewer to look at the baby since it is a different medium. Then T to take a look at the back- ground created by marker. CHOOSE?? I I wanted the viewer to look at this piece as an intro- duction into what there is to come in the rest of the O concentration. The baby and the zebra to me are in somewhat same circum- stances. We can all express our emotions and I want a zebra to be able to do the N same.
“...see the tedious work of stippling...”HOMEI first outlined the couch and I wanted the viewer to first I wanted the audience tothe doorway in the back- see the couch. I achieved see the tedious work ofground. After that I drew this by creating shadow stippling the couch andthe lines where shade and by overlapping the marks the doorway. This washighlights would be placed. made by the Sharpie to not meant to have a deepThen I took a thin black create an even dark layer. meaning in my opinion itSharpie marker and stippled This created contrast in the was just to be seen as athe entire couch. picture and makes the eye joy because it was time- look. Then the background consuming. was intended to be looked at secondly.
“...a struggling student is ironically done in bright colors.”STRUGGLESI first took pencil and drew After I was done with the I wanted the viewers to seethe outline of my brother foreground I colored the this subject as a strugglingwho had his hand placed background with an orange student who is ironicallyon his head. I then took the and red chalk pastel. done in bright colors. Theblack pastel and did the I wanted the viewer to first struggling student is havingspots I wanted black. Then look at the subject in the problems with grades andcarefully I did the blue-ish front. After that I wanted outside influences. I wantedteal colors and made a them to look at the bright the subject to be consideredgradient effect. Then I took background and see the to be a high school student.a light blue and white chalk contrast of the two.pastel and colored the t-shirtand did different lines to cre-ate lines in the shirt. Afterthat I did the chair with blue,grey, and black chalk pastel.
“...feel like we can go back to being one with nature.”EVEI took a lot of shots in a gar- I wanted the viewer to look I wanted the audience toden downtown. In took this at the subject first because feel like we can go backphoto with my Nikon Coolpix she is the only thing in the to being one with nature.camera. I first told my sister picture of a different color. Even you can find nature inthat I wanted to just see Then I wanted them to see downtown Chicago amidsthalf of her. She decided to green. And thirdly in the the chaotic atmosphere.raise her arm to pose. This piece is to also see the dif-was one of the 12 shots that ferent textures and variousI took of her. After we got shades of green such as thethe shot I went on Adobe marble, the vines and thePhotoshop and changed the trees.saturation and contrast ofthe picture.
“...has a sense of seriousness... even though it is in a garden area in downtown Chicago.”FOUNTAIN OF YOUTHFor this piece I first took var- I wanted the viewer to look I wanted the audience toious angle shots of the foun- at the woman pouring the have a sense of serious-tain and I took the third one. water first. I achieved this ness and feel like thisI then cropped the photo in by making the women at picture is creating an epicAdobe Photoshop. Next, I the bottom be cut off so effect. This picture wasplayed with the brightness the viewer would tend to meant to give off a feeling ofand contrast after switching show little attention until old days even though it is inthe color through saturation after seeing the woman on a garden area in downtownto black and white. top first. The next thing I Chicago. wanted them to view was the women getting water on them.
“...the building looks old and yet still stands in downtown Chicago...”CHICAGOI first took a couple of I wanted the viewer to first, I wanted the audience topictures from my Nikon of course see the building think about the progressionCoolpix camera from dif- then to explore around to of Chicago. To also seeferent angles and I picked the other buildings. The how the building looks oldthe one from an angle that angle of the camera allows and not that modern yet stillI liked. This picture I then you to see the variety of stands in downtown Chica-took to Adobe Photoshop buildings and experience go with no effort to fit in.and played around with the their beauty.brightness and contrast. Ithen cropped the pictureto just show majority thebuilding.
“...such colors can work in harmony with no effort.”FLOWERI first drew an outline with I wanted the viewer to first I wanted the audience topencil. Then I outlined see the flower’s middle see the beauty of a flowerwhere I wanted various which is placed in the and how such colors canshadings by using chalk corner. Then I wanted the work in harmony with no ef-pastels. Then I filled in the viewer to venture to the pet- fort. This balance is beauti-shading areas with the als of the flower and finally, ful and should be strivedpastels. Then I colored the the background. throughout the world inbackground with the purple gardens.chalk pastels.
“It seems like it does not belong but in the environment... but,it can be considered to belong.”THE VIBEI first took a picture with I wanted the viewer to first I wanted the viewers to seemy Nikon Coolpix camera. take a look at the lion. Then the lion as an implant intoI then took the photo into I wanted the viewer’s eye to society. It seems like it doesAdobe Photoshop to change trail onto the left to take of a not belong but in the envi-the saturation on the lion view of view around the lion. ronment it was placed it candramatically as well as the be considered to belong.background. I then croppedthe picture to show most ofthe activity on the left of thelion.
“find out what is so special about the boy and the girl..”A BOY AND A GIRLI first took the photo that I wanted the viewer to first I wanted the viewers to notwas taken of me and my look at the boy and the girl see any more faces thanbrother when we were in the foreground. Then I what the ones they neededabout 6 and outlined it onto wanted the viewer to view to see. This creates thea sketchbook page. I then the environment of adults necessity in the viewer tooutlined the fine details with around them and the one find out what is so speciala pencil. Then I took chalk child. about the boy and the girlpastel pencils and did the to where they are the onlyfaces and the arms and faces seen.legs. Then I took the regularsticks of chalk pastels andcolored the shirts, pants andshorts. After that I coloredthe street and the sidewalk.
“...see how creative people would get to get their work out there.”ADVERTISEMENTI first took several shots I wanted the viewer to first I wanted the audience toof the piece and the back- see the piece on display be- see the background asground together. I picked cause of its bright colors. I almost unrecognizable atthe fifth picture. Then I made this possible by mak- a glance. I just wanted thetook this picture into Adobe ing the colors on the piece viewer to see what wasPhotoshop and cropped it. I as bright as possible. Then I important which is the piecethen played with the satura- wanted the viewer to look at and then the tree which intion, contrast and bright- the bright background. my opinion balances it outness. and brings in contrast. It is interesting to see how creative people would get to get their work out there.