January 27, 2010
Our first homework back in drawing class was to chose five objects that make us think of a special time, bring back a significant moment, or an object that meant a lot to us. I chose my mom's gold hair clip that I recently found in her drawer and wore it to a Christmas party and before I left the house she told me that she had worn it to a Christmas party when she was pregnant with me, which created a feeling of further connecting with my mom. A starfish, which I also have a tattoo of on my left hip, for my cousin who passed away in March 2009 while home from the Marines. A gold ring my great-grandmther gave me that I've worn everyday, twenty-four/seven for over ten years. My graduation cap because, other then my older brother, I'm the only one to graduate from high school in my family. And finally my prom corsage that symbolizes my favorite times in high school of getting dolled up with my bests friends and high school sweetheart and dancing our night way!
My first real attempt with using watercolors since I was in elementary school and I LOVED it! We had to pick 3 accessories on someone and explore the effect of light and shading on the item and their bodies. Skin color had to be the hardest thing to mix and try to make accurate. Other than that, it was so much fun seeing the final product and the variation in colors adds so much to the drawings and sketches. I can't to explore more.
This is Glamour Magazine, September 2009 (with Miley Cyrus on the cover!) and I chose this layout because of the structured layout with the bold band of color that allowed an area for text. My drawings emphasized the first week back to school in Spring 2010 Semester. I got to go tothe UNC vs Wake game, find the perfect studio desk, as well as enjoy Coffeeology with my friends every morning!!