Dreams and Imagination

This is My Final Work.  Thank you class mates for the inspiration when sharing your projects and thank you Erla, once again, for the class and challenge! 

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14 day challenge: Mixed media artwork based on your inspiration

Hi Erla and fellow classmates.

I am so thrilled Erla is giving us a change to do this challenge, just what I need to get things done!

The Concept:

I did the Super-Cowboy in previous class and I plan on making another artwork within the same concept. This time, the girl.  Stereotypical Image, the princess and a ballerina.  (Last Artwork was the boy, superman and a cowboy)

My daughter is an inspiration to me in this project, because she is this type, the princess and the ballerina.  But that does not define her.  She isn´t a ballerina or a princess, just a normal happy girl with dreams and imagination. Something that hold hands through your whole life.

These are the photos that inspired me for this project. The everyday-girl in her raincoat or at the frozen pond, like a ballerina, the other two more dreamy.

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Here below is my drawing and color-pallette.  I used the pink in the background for the boy so I will try a mild tone of blue for the background of the ballerina.  I have her wearing a raincoat and boots, not ballet shoes to make her more of a carefree kid, who is just out playing and having fun with her imagination.  

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SUPER-COWBOY

Thank you Erla for taking the time and make this class, it was a fun challenge. 

This taught me how little I know and how much there is to learn.  All the brushes and settings are something I want to dig deeper into.

I will also from now on keep my eyes open for nice texture in the environment to take pictures of and make a special folder to collect it in.

I used a photo I took of a young boy.  It represents the stereotypical dream of young boys wanting to be a superhero and even better, a superhero-cowboy.

I made this project with a pink background, pink being a "girlie" colour,a symbol for the softer side of men they often are not allowed to show or those who are working on their self-image and even sexual identity. 

I also made an orange background for a more neutral image. 

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