When creating this Album art cover I wanted to capture a problem that women from all generations face. The Normalization of Abusive and Unhealthy relationships, This problem doesn’t just affect strictly Women but my piece is spreading awareness on the matter as a whole. This is the Artist intent I wanted to convey to the viewers “awareness” on the subject it’s more common then we think. The Media I used to create this was Watercolor and Gouache for the base colors. I then did detailing with a fine liner gel pen in 0.3 and white chalk pastel to put the work into full effect. For the process of creating this album art I sketched out concepts while listening to the song I chose to illustrate keywords and lines in the song to incorporate the imagery and symbolism from the song into the art. I am very detail oriented to how my work interacts with a message. The unity of this painting connects to the symbols the bird on her shoulder represents the voice of reason and demonstrates the prolonged period of sadness and confusion fighting within her mind. The color choice is mainly dark blue tones hence the name of the song “Blu” and the bruises from the relationship she is desperately trying to escape from.
When creating this Chiaroscuro self portrait I wanted to fully captivate the dramatic darks and clean crisp whites to be amplified in great detail. This self portrait is an extension of myself it shows through my dramatic facial features and are done with my perfectionism influenced art style to capture details in the blending and hair. The materials and process of creating this self portrait are black and white chalk pastels and pencils for detailing and or more precise lines. I first gridded out the basic shapes of my face from the reference picture and transferred the basic shapes onto the larger scale of paper. I then began to lay down the first layers with the sticks of pastel then continued to blend and do detailing last with the x-acto knife sharpened pencils for a persistent point throughout the final though stage.
For these two prints of fish I wanted to promote the nearing extinction of marine life with the example such as an exotic fish versus the simple dull life of a domesticated goldfish the comparison of the two fish show how one can be sheltered but lack the knowledge of the dangers of their life or worry about food as compared to relying on another living being to insure that you live a healthy peaceful life in contained area. As for the materials and process of creating these two contrasting viewpoints I used Marker, colored pencil and a 0.3 fine liner for the creation of the Clownfish. As for the Goldfish print I used Water soluble oil paints. Even though the media is different he process of the print transfer remains identical. You use the media of your choice to lay down color directly onto a plastic or glass sheet then spray a piece of paper with water and or rubbing alcohol to activate the media to transfer to the paper for a smooth transaction the back of a spoon or barren is used to press the pigment into the paper.