Monday, October 21, 2013


The theme for this project was up close and personal. When I think of what's personal to me, I think of possessions or hobbies or secrets, but most of all I think of love. In this picture I captured an important loving relationship in my life at the moment. This represents feelings to me that others wouldn't understand just by looking. The two people are hugging and holding eachother close, safe. It shows a bond too strong to ever be broken no matter what's thrown at it.

I demonstrated emphasis buy creating a colorful glow around the main picture, and using a black and dark blue background. This also shows how personal this is, the center of my world, like nothing else matters in this moment. I used colored pencils to create a soft yet colorful look. I took a risk with this project by creating the center on a different paper and intended to use that and color the background. It ended up failing and I thought I'd have to start all over. I ended up cutting it out and gluing it to a black paper and it all worked out. This definitely holds strong emotion and tells a story close to my heart.