The first relates to the last drawing I discussed in my previous post: working on how to use patterns to show how certain events have caused blips in the once comforting mundaneness of quarantine. So far I created a colorful background using a palette, which I hoped to next draw a pattern on. The left is my sketch from last week and the right is where I have gotten so far.
Secondly, I wanted to work on a sketch of students graduating next to the Duke Chapel. So far I have sketched the students in a stylized manner. Next I hope to finish drawing the students and Chapel and then overlay the drawing with paint to make the scene seem like a dream.
Lastly, I have been reading a lot and stumbled upon my favorite book from high school: Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut. There's one poem from the book that has always been my favorite and I realized how applicable it could be to right now -- living in a tense/sad time and telling ourselves lies/dreaming in hopes of creating a personal "paradise." I printed out the poem using a label maker and I'm thinking about drawing a deserted cityscape behind the poem and then overlaying it with transparent paint to make the image hazy.