Friday, March 5, 2010

Five Best Pieces for Midterm!

These five pieces that i think have been the most successful. I tried to pick some variety. But three of them are of people. But all very different uses of color and composition. This first is one you see is a watercolor of an old black and white photo probably taken sometime in the 1940s. I love this one. My inspiration came from Andrea Bailey's glass Coke bottle last semester that was so phenomenal. Honestly my goal was to see if I could make mine as good...or even better if that's possible! I don't know that mine is better, but either way I'm happy with the results. Not to mention that I love Fanta! This beverage is just as popular as Dr. Pepper or Pepsi down in Argentina where my mom is from--- I just had to do the bottle thing, but I also wanted to something different, Mm... I can almost taste it!
I really struggled with this one. The original was 20x30" Honestly until I scanned it to the computer and was able to see it smaller scale I didn't like it as much. I really like the perspective on this. Also I think the background is working especially well and so are a couple of most forgrounded (is that a word!?) sheep look pretty nice as well-- not so sure about some of the in between sheep ;)

This is me. There is nothing extra special about this one except that I don't think I have EVER done an illustration or drawing that has actually looked! That is about all that makes this one special. I captured my own expression for the first time! This illustration was taken from a photo from Communication Arts magazine. I chose this one because I think it is a simple composition but a good, full use of color.

1 comment:

  1. Rebekah, These are awesome. I truly understand the smaller scale making art look better at times. It crunches your details and makes it look more incredible. That is one reason they tell you to stand back from your work to get the best perspective. To help keep from over doing, or missing those great contrasts. Art should grab you from a distance, draw you in, and then up close, keep your attention. That is what an artist friend and instructor of mine Lucy Ellis told me. She said you have to draw your viewer in, and then keep them there! She passed away not long ago at age 80 something. I still remember some of the jewel's she shared with me. ")