Using ink and colored pencil, the drawing above is of an unconventional, tattooed bride. The common bride is meant to portray purity, hence the white dress. Tattoos have been is practice for thousands of years and yet they still have a bad reputation. In my encounter, I went to a tattoo parlor and got my first tattoo. The encounter I focused on was with my mother. She had objected to the placement of the tattoo, which is on my forearm, her only reason was that it would not look good when I wore a wedding dress. My mother skipped passed job offers, and professional interactions I may encounter one day to say that my tattoo will effect how I look in a wedding dress. This drawing shows that a tattoo, or many, does not affect the beauty of a bride.
This is my tattoo, it’s including in the drawing.
Kani uses exaggerated scale changes, texture, and color to make her work kid friendly. Designed as a book cover, this piece shows simplistic views of the characters on the front.
Unzners work is made up of imaginary creatures, creating a wide range of possibility in design and imagination. Her creatures are often extremely larger than the children depicted. She sets a dark tone yet keeps the creature smiling.
Scale to body in seen in both pieces. Kani and Unzner both make their depictions much larger than another. In Kani’s book cover, we can see that she plays with size by making the animals larger than Earth. Unzner shows her scale changes by making the creatures in here drawings much larger than the children.
The spaces chosen by both artists is also similar. The centered Earth, with relatively similar sized animals surrounding it, fills the space. Unzner doesn’t choose to focus on only one character, but both. They are both the center of attention in her piece. Although the creature is much larger than the girl, the size of her bed makes up for lost space, giving the illusion that both are centered.
Detailing is used in different ways in both works of art. Kani uses textures, such as crumpled paper, and Unzner uses what looks like water color blots, creating a fuzzy texture.
Adding on to the space choosen, both artists create a simple background to highlight the centered objects. Kani’s simple, light blue background sets a conrtrast between that and the harder color of the animals. Unzner leaves a blank, washed wall with only a window and small light to contrast the figures.
Finally, both artists use color. Imagination and creativity cannot easily be seen in many black and white works of arts. Color provide a general feeling of happiness, especially relating to children.
I began writing out lists a webs of possibly topics to write my memoir about. It started with marching band and no matter what other topic I wrote down, marching band had the biggest web of ideas, and that’s how I chose the topic. I chose this topic because for four years I was a part of something bigger than myself. The people, and most importantly the directors, helped shape who I was as a person. I learned respect and discipline have taken it to heart. After band, I found art. I always doodled on the sides of notebook pages but had never taken it to heart as I did band. I decided to apply what I had learned in band to my art and now I am getting a further education to pursue a career in art. Digging into memories to try and figure out exactly when I remembered these lessons I had learned was a challenge, as well as combining all of my thoughts and writing them down.