I find it really interesting how people move through life being able to cope with their traumatic experiences through the magic of humor and how it can numb emotional/physical pain. Similarly to how people will seek out religion as a comfort and box through which to perceive the world, life, and death out of fear of the unknown. Faith in a way is equivalent to fear, I want to bring all of these things together and show its validity as well as its obvious flaws. All in the pursuit of humor and its healing capabilities.
My research in seminar is influencing my illustration in studio through the continued new understanding I have of satirical comedy as well as art. The more I read about how people cope with humor and more specifically dark humor I gain many more ideas for my piece. As for seminar being inspired by studio, the entirety of my seminar project revolves around my studio project so I’d say they are pretty closely correlated.
Bryan and Benson both gave me great feedback on whether or not I should do my project full digital or do a physical drawing with a projection on top of it. I have decided now that I will pursue doing a large physical drawing which I have already started.
Research: I’ve been researching religious paintings for their composition as well as meaning and also satire illustrators I could derive inspiration from. The artists I looked at were Rohan Eason and Maguma. Paintings wise I looked at The Gods of Olympus – Sala dei Giganti, 1528, Muses and Apollo flanked by poets – Raphael, 1511, The Last Judgement – Michelangelo, 1541.
Personal goals for next class:
I will finish putting together the composition of the piece but I will still be asking for Bryan’s opinion on the choices I made.
I will finishing penciling in the sketch for the project.
I have since finished the majority of the lower part of the drawing in ink.