1 April 2020
For this project, I'm aiming to incorporate some of my previous ideas from the course into my Covid-19 themed work. Attached is a photo of my planning sheet/ some thumbnail sketches that I've done.
I really want to feature figures and feelings of distress. But, the main focus of my pieces will be the distinction between black and white and color. I plan to have a lot of contrast between outside and inside, with outside being in color and inside being in black and white. This is to show the effects of quarantine/social distancing, and to represent the way the world has changed environmentally due to society's slowing down (i.e. clearer skies and water).
I plan to use graphite pencil for the black/white portions, and want to incorporate some elements of having the hands on the face to indicate pressure, or even just hands in general. I do this to hopefully represent the fact that we are constrained to our homes, and can not produce/create as we would in a world free of the pandemic.
For the backgrounds - I'd like to experiment with colored pencil and either foliage/nature, patterns, and even words related to the feelings that this pandemic invokes.
I hope that these drawings can be seen almost as a snapshot into peoples lives and feelings- and to further express how lonely and futile life has felt lately.
Hope everyone is healthy, safe, and keeping sane!