2D Utopian World

For this project we were asked to create our own world either Utopian or Dystopian in conjunction with the rest of the class, meaning your world would connect with others’ worlds around you. For my world, I started with the idea of a Utopia. For me a Utopia is a place with loads of fabric, my dog, a city, and somewhere with fresh air. The base of the design is an isometric drawing loosely based off of a sunflower. I started by sketching inspiration, then moved to drawing on the velum paper. I wanted this to be a study on textures as my ideal world is full of all different things with all different textures to it. I used acrylic paint, markers, found fabric, and a beautiful photo of my dog from the first day we brought her home to my house in North Andover, Massachusetts. It is held together with a lot Elmer’s glue and some of my tears, just a bit. The bottom lines are meant to be able to connect it with the other worlds in the class. Another connecting point is on the left side; one of the fabric bolts on the left side also hangs off the page to create another connection point. This project was a struggle to work with the velum paper and the wet materials of acrylic paint and markers. Overall a very interesting study in new types of drawing. It created an interesting effect and something that I will take with me going forward.

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