Figure and Motion, Skeleton Within, 22″ x 30″, Mixed Media
This skeleton within helps demonstrate an understanding of anatomy with the use of the elements and principles of design to create a skeleton within its skin within its clothes.
This project helped me grow as an artist when being faced with difficult problems such as drawing objects, wish as the skeleton and skin, to look like they are inside another object. Also the detailed background was difficult and really made me push myself threw this project.
Value was the most important element in my painting because the whole image is in black and white and to help the viewer differentiate between the different objects but sill look like it is the correct value. Also size was a big factor in this painting because I wanted to make sure the two skeleton people were the largest but with the buildings and people still looking in proportion to them and also to the distance of each other. Harmony places a big space in this image because the ways the buildings are balanced on the photograph to focus on the couple in front. The couple kissing dominates the piece because it is the focus of the image but there is so much more to the image but this creates unity through out this piece.
This project relates to my major, Digital Media and Animation, because it helps see deeper into people, objects, photographs and paintings which will come in use when building people in 3D or when I have to look deeper. In my Figure and Motion class specifically, this project helps understand the human body and how the skeleton moves with the body. Also how the body moves and how it looks when its twisted and distorted.
Overall I enjoyed this project even though it took a lot of time and supplies, It really helped understand how the body looks when it’s distorted. I enjoyed how much of a challenge this project faced me with because of the people, blending and background which helped my grow as an artist drastically.
The original image of The Kissing Sailor was originally taken by Alfred Eisenstaedt in New York City on August 14, 1945 or Victory over Japan Day.
Eisenstaedt, Alfred. The Kissing Sailor. 1945. Photograph.