Monday, April 27, 2015

Current Issue

I chose animal cruelty as my topic for my current event project. I chose this topic because animal cruelty is not getting the attention that it needs. Animals are man's best friend and they are being abused and beaten on a daily basis. 

To plan for this project, I looked up many articles and animal portraits to potentionaly use as a reference. 
In planning this project, I found a good reference of a puppy and drew it in pencil before adding contrast with black and brown sharpie. 
I began shading the parts of the piece that I wanted to bring more attention to later on with the sharpies.

I finished by outlining certain parts to emphasize depth in the fur. I also wrote in red ink about the problems and examples of animal cruelty.

I used the text from the articles in the background to add a more emotional impact. I believe my work is effective because it appeals to the emotional aspect and makes the viewer want to do something to help. 

Monday, April 20, 2015

Unconventional Materials

I chose this material because I was inspired by the practice unconventional material project we did before. This material was slightly challenging becuase it was a bit hard to manipulate the materials.

I loved the experience of working with materials that are unconventional. The challenge of this project was fun and helped me develop ideas suitable for the project. 

I enjoyed working with unconventional materials because it forces you to think out of the box.