Here is my second project for the on-line Life Book course. As I mentioned yesterday, I absolutely love the colorful marbled background I made. It was quite intimidating to draw figures on that lovely background–worried about messing it up and not being able to just start over.
The wall came in handy…I hid the misshappen clasped hands behind it! I really like how this turned out. Most of the shading (via hatching/cross hatching) turned out fine. The older me face shading blurred a little bit when I used the water-color crayons…but that’s okay.
The focus of this assignment was “light and dark.” I decided to focus on young me–hiding behind walls, LAUGHing outside while crying inside, LOVEing in superficial ways, and LIVEing hidden and safe from anyone’s knowledge. The older me has torn down those walls (for the most part) and is LIVEing in freedom with color and boldness, LOVEing with commitment and perserverance, and LAUGHing even through the tears.
Here are a few more closeups of the words:
Finally, here are a few more closeups of the figures: