2016 Student #3
Ap Studio Art: DRAWING PORTFOLIO
What is the central idea of your concentration?My concentration focuses on literal and figurative reflections on myself and people I care about to discover who I am as an artist and a person.
How does the work in your concentration demonstrate the exploration of your idea? You may refer to specific images as examples.
One can easily see the influence that my friends and family have on my personality - what makes me me. My concentration fixates on portraits of valuable people in my life, and how they make me me. To do so, I focused on what makes them them, and composed all pieces around the basic idea of reflection. Whether it be literal reflection like in images 3, 9, and 11, or figurative reflection in personalities, all my pieces together reflect who I am as an artist and a person. As my concentration progressed, I became fascinated with shadows and light - literal reflections onto the skin. Each line becomes a part of that person, and I get to physically see my how my personality influences these people. I have found that with age, skin develops more character, as well as personalities develop more depth. I focus on hyper-realism to emphasize the intricacies of each face, and continue the detail into the background, showing that they represent more than just a face, and that many things can influence who someone is. I often place the person in a background appropriate to his or her likes, like in images 2, 3, 4, and 5, or I draw the person doing an action that represents his or her lifestyle, like in images 8 and 12. By reflecting each person’s personality, I reflect something I admire in them, and something I see in myself or aspire to be.