2016 Student #6
Ap Studio Art: DRAWING PORTFOLIO
Concentration: (Update with Vivian Evershed)
What is the central idea of your concentration?
The central idea of my concentration focuses on the different emotions a young girl faces. I tried to highlight the development of a young girl’s identity. The series of acrylic paintings depicts different portraits of girls. Girls struggle through the strange emotional roller coaster called teenagehood. I can relate to the series of highs and lows. My portraits tend to extenuate the eyes. I think the eyes are the hole into your deeper feelings. A sad human being can be detected through their eyes. The eyes can look confident, excited, disappointed, or infatuated. My goal was to make each girl in each piece of artwork have a certain feeling.
How does the work in your concentration demonstrate the exploration of your idea? You may refer to specific images as examples.The raw portraits of each girl has a certain feeling. The girls have visible makeup. I decided to add this because I think the struggle of natural beauty is a serious issue young girls face. The media depicts the “ideal” woman in a specific way. As our bodies change, we feel as if we have lost control. We cannot predict the changes we face. As we change, a sense of hopelessness floods the innocent minds. We find ways to grasp onto our own personality. Changing our hair color, dressing differently, and experimenting with makeup. My paintings are of younger girls because I think they have a vulnerable disposition. They have an innocent way of carrying out the serious emotions they have to face. Their beautiful skin and long hair glows, but they simply don’t understand their natural beauty. The simple backgrounds highlight the main idea of the paintings.