These pieces are for the concentration portion of the Youngarts submissions. They were drawn using ink and watercolor, and centered around the Sailor Moon series and what animal would represent each sailor scout. Although ink and watercolor isn't my strong point, I still decided to use those mediums because I wanted to get better at them and I thought they would strengthen my piece because the details done in pen and the plain washes done by watercolor to distinguish each piece. I also drew in a style that wasn't my usual as I'd normally just draw women. Originally, I was going to draw each sailor scout with the head of an animal and their normal human body (as seen in the first photo of Sailor Moon and the fourth photo of Jupiter), however my idea changed after those two to drawing the animals out but with articles of the sailor scout uniform, such as the sailor cape and their headband. I changed to drawing them more as animals because I found it more challenging to draw the detailed animals and it ended up better looking. I think I did well on these pieces and found it to be pretty fun, considering how much of a challenge it is for me to do ink pieces and stippling. However, I would have liked to have more time. If there wasn't a deadline for Youngarts, I would have been able to produce better pieces or revise the Sailor Moon and Sailor Jupiter pieces to be more like animals like the rest of my pieces.
This portion of YoungArts is for breadth pieces. I used my first AP Studio Art piece of this year, a self portrait from last year, a digital piece, and 2 watercolor pieces I made recently. I used these pieces because they were ones I had the most confidence in. I can't really decide what medium I'm best at, however I find that most of my best pieces are drawings of women. half of these pieces were done recently because I couldn't find pieces I liked more from years back. My oldest piece is the digital art from 2 years ago, which I would say is probably most likely my best medium because I worked with it a lot more in the past. However, recently I've been trying to work with watercolor more, so half of my pieces are in watercolor.
Museum Piece Process
"Fresh Flesh, Fresh Flowers" is a digital motion piece. After visiting the Museum of Contemporary Arts San Diego, I've been inspired by Anya Gallaccio's installations with the theme of change/decay, and Brian Bress' video art. I took interest in the decay theme and tried to figure out how I should use it because I don't specialize in installations. While trying to make a 2D piece "decay," I thought about Brian Bress' video art and resorted to making a '.gif'. In regards to my piece, I tried to incorporate fashion into my drawing while exploring a more dark, creepy, and macabre look to emphasize "decay." My piece represents models in fashion and media, as they have a perfect look and always stay young, however underneath the look they've built up, their skin has rotted away.