Safety Dance, sung by Men Without Hats and danced to by a DEVO dressed yellow snowman
I am often a conflicted individual. I see a lot of grey areas in life, but often i categorize these grey areas to make them more specific. One of my more favorite art forms is Pop Art, which was successfully popularized by Andy Warhol, nicknamed the Pope of Pop. I often see pop art as a way for art to be shown with limited color variation. Good forms of art can be seen without much detail given to tone shift. Similar but different to Impressionism, which showed images with little detail given to the shape and form, very similar, but also very different.
When I made my portrait, i did not look to any specific one of Andy Warhol’s artistic pieces, but rather his overarching style of Pop Art. I found the most specific areas of color, made them more defined, and used them to represent myself on paper. Much like how in real life, i take my most prominent personality traits and use them to express myself in a conversation.
The darkness of the shadows formed from the overhead light, coupled with the darkness of my hair, allowed for there to be a strong difference between my head and my body, or by “mind” and my “body”. With this as well was a continuation of difference by having my face be painted in hues of red, while my forehead was painted a cool light blue, giving a clear definition between my “mind” and my “self”.
I often find my own self to be always conflicted between what my body and mind want as opposed to myself. This separation of self from mind is probably a sign of insanity, but most great artists have a form of insanity. This level of insanity is expressed in the fractal design i created in my hair. The fractals made a very clear way to show the different intensities of light on my hair, as well as to show a representation of chaos that exists in my mind. But because the fractals never leave my hair itself, they also show that while chaotic and fill with insanity and conflict, i have control and focus in my life.
I also have a clear definition of focus represented in my eyes. While one eye is blocked off completely by my glasses (something i feel have become a physical representation of myself), my right eye, which sees much better than my left anyway, is clearly defined with harsh outlines and a different color tone that the skin around it (brown instead of red). the outline and color definition go to show just how focused i am in life as well as how observant i am, while at the same time showing just how separated i am from my two selves, with two different kinds of eyes watching the world from two different perspectives.
When i read this story, i found that it was very abstract and almost impossible to follow without loosing a few brain cells due to the lack of logic it had. Because of this, I found that I had to work with some abstract art, as opposed to the traditional style that most comic books use. I wasn’t too sure about which of my versions was better, the digital or the traditional one, but if I wanted to fuse them together to compensate for each other I would have to keep the value of the traditional one while adding the fire of the digital one.
There were some complications involving my font, sense my computer seemed to think that it was always the same font type, but the only reason I used font in the first place was because the way i presented the scenes was to complicated to understand, though further editing still needs to be done to make it more presentable.
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