2016 Student #7
Ap Studio Art: DRAWING PORTFOLIO
Concentration: (update Ally Fobes
What is the central idea of your concentration?
My concentration consists of an exploration on how the combination of color and texture convey the truest form of a person. In each piece, different techniques such as scumbling and the smearing of oil pastels are used to depict the personality of the subject. Each subject in my work was a close friend who I photographed myself. The varied techniques and color choices allowed me to share relationships and emotions that I share with the subjects.
How does the work in your concentration demonstrate the exploration of your idea? You may refer to specific images as examples.
In every painting, the colors and textures changed based on how I perceived that specific person. In my first piece, Zach, the colors were chosen because I know how empathetic and sensitive Zach is; what color would suit his demeanor better than a pale pink? In pieces that consisted of multiple people, like pieces seven and twelve, the colors that were chosen still represented their relationships- with me, eachother, and themselves-but also, the colors had to play off of each other to emphasize why they were important to the depiction of the subject. As I began using oil pastels, a texture was added that still had the appearance of my earliest paintings but they also gave a new texture that spoke for the different emotions that were being felt as the concentration matured. Throughout the first half of my concentration, I struggled with correctly depicting the subjects while still using an interesting texture. All of my pieces were a constant battle between the dominance of texture and color. In the final three pieces of concentration, I finally found how to display texture and have it complement the colors. The backgrounds made with acrylic paint and model paste relayed a demure complement to the main subject that offered the texture that I craved in my pieces.