I have interviewed my partner through Facebook because we couldn’t meet during the week, I decided to base my gift to her on something that would be practical for daily use. I made a calendar for the coming year 2018, all the prints were hand drawn and customised for my partner with the places she likes and my own personal touch to the style of the calendar.
The skeleton hybrid that is brought into illustrator and outlined then shaded and labelled on Photoshop.
In the third and final face mask we were asked to convey our key aspirations through the uses of the basic Photoshop skills we learned in class. We had to use a photo of ourselves and draw over it as the person we strive to be. I made the photo black and white so that the audience can focus on the creations I drew to emphasize the personalities and pride I value. In the picture I have drawn a crown on my head which is very similar to the concept of the first project and it represents the pride and value I put into my heritage I always carry with me, even when I moved abroad at sixteen. On the sides, I drew little doodles with fun bright colours to symbolize my energetic personality, as I am charismatic and put passion into all of my endeavors.
For this assignment I have chosen 3 animal skeletons from the American Natural History Museum, I have combined the tail of a ceratosaurus and the back bones of a stegosaurus to the human skeleton to make the hybrid.
In this exercise, I have combined the camouflage drawing we did, the mountain drawing done on photoshop along with the plant outlines we did on Illustrator to combine this ultimate camouflage piece. I have taken smaller details from the drawings and multiplied it to make it it’s own pattern.
The object I chose is named ‘Snake Goddess Manasa’, this piece was stone carved in Bengal in Northern India at around the 12th century. People worship the Manasa for avoidance and cure of snakebite, furthermore for fruitfulness, good fortune and success. The goddess was carved onto a stone with dark grey hues. It does not have a very rough texture, it is smooth and has obviously been polished to look so. The piece is carved so that it looks as if the goddess is sitting on a chair with the background of a temple behind her. It looks like there are seven snakes coming out from the end of her back, making it look somewhat like a very big exaggerated collar. The snakes also have very big strong necks which might resemble a cobra. These type of snakes symbolizes power and having it behind her back represents how she is strong enough to be able to control these known to be vicious animals. She also wears very delicate jewelry on her head, around her neck and arms area. In her left hand she holds another snake and it looks like it could represent it as a walking stick or a stick that shows her power and status. In her right hand she holds fruits and under her right feet, she steps on a vase and those are the symbols of wealth and fertility. If you look closer, there are three smaller guardians surrounding the goddess — one on each side of her and one on the left of the vase.
Although this is the snake goddess and by it’s name it can sound very intimidating and dangerous, looking at the piece gives me a sense of serenity and calmness with the position she is in, she has both her hands rested on her thighs and she gives a very approachable and helpful feeling to the viewers. The monotone colour of the pieces also somewhat brought peace to me unlike the other goddess I saw in the museum that were painted in bright eye catching colours which felt alarming and unapproachable to me.
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