This was my first time using watercolors
and I actually learned how to use watercolors instead of staring at them under my table for another 4 months. I really liked how the water color could just blend the skin areas out for me, which took much less time than with gouache.
Did you gain skill with familiar materials?
After all of the gouache portraits I did it bothered me that there wasn't that much contrast on the blacker areas like the eyes, mouth and neck area so i just ended up using gauche for it.
When I progressed with all of the watercolor portraits, I knew something was kindof missing from them. Which is the backgrounds are pretty boring and I really missed doing the hair in a more geometric form rather than slapping on layers of color. I fixed that with my really new ones and I think that it makes then look a lot more interesting. In the backgrounds i want it to be like a flat pattern or something like a pattern of fries or pants.
Did your work take an unexpected turn due to a mistake or did something happen that was unplanned?
YES watercolor can be a pain in the ass if you accidentally drop too much water on a spot. I've messed up the eyes so much because I would always get more black to make the pupils more intense. Also what annoys me is that if you have the flat dry kindof watercolors then you really can't mix them AT ALL. its really annoying and also why my tan one looks like a purple mess.
When did you step back and analyze you work during this project?
All the time. Just looking at it I want to fix 15 things. Like how the necks to long and the face is too thing and the hair needs for grey tones in it. Also i need to think of whats actually going to go under the real life guy.
What is this artwork intended to say?
"Hey guys don't go into abandoned bathrooms"
What issues are you examining through your artwork?
How is this artwork about who you are or what you like?
Im really into short films or music videos that feel surreal and out of place. Like a normal situation with something obviously wrong or paranormal happing to it or something that makes you uncomfortable.A reallyreallyreally good example is the art exhibit that was at the CAM last month it was called Wonderland by Sarah Johnson.
P.S. I'll really miss being in the Art classes here you teachers are something special. Ill probably visit but I might look different so don't be creeped out if you see a random pink haired senior yelling for you.