Above is my first set of images to figure out how to incorporate Iroquois art style with modern style. In their stye they use a great amount of symbols created by a variety of smooth and sharp bends and defined edges. I will soon be moving onto making a rough outline of my five panels and incorporating a section of the story.
Entire character has been modeled. Just doing some checks on the geometry. If I find an error I simply delete one half, fix it on the other then mirror it over again. Once I find everything is to my liking I will move on to UV mapping. Decided to go with a squid like appearance for the head and arms after the model started to take that appearance as I added more details to the head.
Megi7. “National Geographic Covers.” Barnorama. Barnorama, 28 Sept. 2012. Web. 05 Apr. 2017.
This image relates to DMA due to the fact that it shows a great use of value and contrast through the use of the dark shadows and the woman religious robes. Direction is also used in the skeleton of the woman for it is at a somewhat diagonal angle and naturally draws the attention of the viewers eye. As an artist I decided to use charcoal for my medium due to the intensity of the dark shadows. If I were to use pencils, I wouldn’t have been able to make such intensely dark shadows on the girl and woman’s robe. I grew as an artist by learning to properly shade using charcoal. Before this project I was not that good at shading with pretty much any medium that I used. But for this project I took time to study the image and try to match the shading more accurately while maintaining as high of a level of detail as possible. I am very happy with how this image came out and believe it is one of my best pieces so far this year.
Just need to clean up some of the shading as well as remove any smudges on the canvas.
Materials used: one fine point Sharpie and standard printer paper
Duration: 2.5 hours
Process: Traced outline of person as well as some details by projecting through laptop screen. Added in shading and other details using a mixture of cross-hatching and stippling.