Overarching artist statement
Throughout the semester I was inspired by two things, video games and anime. That's the whole reason I made the art the way I did, to encompass the style of those two things and bring it into my own, kinda. There was no specific technique I used for any of my pieces, except for the first one where I used markers and a watercolor brush to make light colored spots. The main thing I like to use to make my pieces is graphite, and even if the final isn't in graphite the sketches and rough drafts are. I find that certain styles like how in video games and anime look and I try and draw more like that, but you can only get physical drawings but so close to drawings made graphically. I enjoyed my semester with Mrs. Schumann and I plan on having her next year, before this class I really just stuck to one thing, graphite, and because I had to step outside of my boundaries and from that I sort of found a new liking in marker/watercolor, it just depends on what i'm gonna use it on.
I feel like my most successful project this semester was the "Ruling the world" one, I was never good with names it was the best I could come up with, but for this piece I used colored ink. The piece is supposed to bring together two characters, Satania and Megumin to make a remix character. Although it was my first time using colored ink it was fairly easy to use, I enjoyed how bright the colors were and how it made the piece, but it was a lot harder to do any sort of shading with it, that part I didn't enjoy as much. Why I feel this project is my most successful is because out of all my other pieces that weren't graphite this one was the best because it looked the best, and even though I make a lot of mistakes with other pieces, this one only had a few, like the eyes being too bright and the skin tone.
To be totally honest if I didn't have to chose a different media every other project I would have gone with graphite every time, but gladly because I was forced to chose different media's I took risks and found new ways to make pieces. Because I took those risks I learned new materials and a little bit of more style that I like.
Art student at VMCCA, who enjoys lots of anime and video games. Anime and video games are basically all the inspiration I get for my drawings. I enjoy drawing in cartoon style in graphite the most, mainly because its a lot easier to do and looks better to me.