Apologies for the late update!
I have always had problems expressing myself in my work. Often, I am too hesitant, and find myself falling back into my safety net as an attempt to secure my precious grades. This time, I want to be able to fully envelop myself into my work, and inject a little ‘heart’ into it, quite literally!
A HEART from the point of view of:
- a DOCTOR is an ORGAN.
- a RESEARCHER is CELL TISSUE.
- a COUPLE is LOVE.
- a PATIENT is A LIFESAVER.
- a BLACK MARKET DEALER is MONEY IN THE POCKET.
- ONE’S MIND is too emotional.
- SELF-INTEREST is PROTECTION.
- FEAR is A PARALYTIC.
- HANNIBAL is a DELICACY.
- A SHIELD from the POV of a HEART is a WALL.
- A REJECTION from the POV of a HEART is AGONY.
- A SAMARITAN from the POV of THE DISADVANTAGED is heart.
I decided to go a little traditional again, and toy with the idea of pen and ink art. I have dabbled in it, but never seriously so it would be interesting to see where this leads me. There are a couple of artists that are particularly inspiring, some using mixed media as well.
For the above artist, Gabriel Picolo, his works are highly illustrative and he wld sketch his works, trace them in ink then work over them in photoshop. I really love his strong pen technique and the clean linework. I also love how stylised and illustrative it is and I hope to achieve something like this.
For this artist, his pen technique is a lot more elaborate, forming these intricate shapes that weave into each other. These are more technically demanding, and will be harder on me but I am willing to try some similar styles if I can come up with a suitable idea to fit it.
Agnes Cecile is one of my favourite artists, with her impeccable watercolour technique. In these two pictures she however uses a different style. The first image is that of drip ink painting, where her movements are sporadic and almost random but they still create the form of a human. The second has her mixing pen and watercolour together. Both are mesmerising techniques and it would be highly interesting to try them out.
Currently, I have a few ideas of what I intend to do with my six pieces. I was hoping to achieve a kind of a parallel between the works, three against three. Two will form one main arching idea. I will be thinking of more concrete sketches to showcase during consultation as I further develop my ideas.
Hopefully I will be able to come up with something satisfactory! 🙂