Everything - student project

So, I'm not very good at doing thumbnails. This is more like brain vomit. I was sketching Marie-Noelle's plant as I was listening to the class, so that's not necessarily part of it. The images on the left do relate to the list I made. All the highlighted bits are the concepts I actually represented visually. The parts I ended up using were almost the smallest parts, but I just really felt I had something to say about the little figure on the beach. It's been on my mind lately. Please excuse the smudges, my son Fergus drooled on my page :/

Everything - image 1 - student project

So this is the drawing I made from all that. I'm not sure if I communicated all this, but I was exploring the themes of isolation, vulnerability and obsession/fixation. The colours haven't turned out quite right after I scanned it, but I think I was successful in creating a soft glow that I'm quite happy with. I feel like there are things I could have done better, but this still feels like it represents me as an artist a bit more than some of the other artwork I've been making lately. So I feel like the exercise worked. 

Everything - image 2 - student project

Jo Jordan
Painter, sketcher, learner