Describe: I think my artwork looks at a beginner's state. Since this is my first time having to do an art piece, I didn’t really have a meaning or subject for it. I think the ink for the silhouette was the main part of this piece.
Create: For the background I used soft pastels and India Ink for the silhouette. With the soft pastels I tried to blend the colors correctly so that they could bled into each other. And for the silhouette I used Aqua Flo brushes for the basic drawing and a quill pen for finer detail.
Big Idea: What inspired me to do this is a picture I saw on pinterest and liking how you don’t have to put so much detail in the silhouettes. Plus I like how deep black looks as a contrast with other colors. I did make it so that the girl would as though she was a part of the tree, but it’s all up to your interpretation.
Goals: I guess I would say that I have a goal to find out what I am best at and then head in that direction to enhance my skills in that area. This piece did help me to see that I enjoy pastels and would like to do more with them. Also I am less scared to use ink (and mess up), and be more creative.
My Thoughts: I’ve learned that when blending colors, it’s good to make sure that they all merge and flow nicely. My final piece actually turned out better than I thought, which I’m very surprised by. As mentioned before, I was scared to messing up with the ink, especially on the girl’s silhouette. Doing this piece helps me to see what I can do better in the future, and shows me that I am capable of not messing up with ink (which I enjoyed working with).