Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Up Close and Personal! Finished Piece

          The theme for this project was 'Up close and Personal'. There were many ways to stretch this topic. Some people took it literal and made a personal piece, but others chose to use the 'Up' of part of the theme. I chose to use the 'Up' and use a balloon floating above a city. We also had to make our main object stand out more than the things around it. I chose to make the balloon bigger than everything else and I made it look like it was floating away from the city below it. I used oil pastels for the balloon so that I could do more layering than anything else. But I used chalk pastel for the background so that I could use my finger to blend the colors together because I wanted it to look more like a sunset. For the buildings, I used color pencil for the silver to make it bright, but I used chalk pastel for the shadows so that I could blend it better.
         I took two risks with this project. The first one was with the 3D buildings. This was a risk because I didn't know if they were actually turn out like I wanted them to. I ended up cutting some of them off because they didn't look right at the bottom. The second risk I took was with the background. I originally planned to have the background completely black, but it looked really plan with just black. So I decided to make it look like the sun was behind the balloon and make everything else look like the sun was setting. I made it go from yellow to a red - purple. The purple at the bottom of the picture was to symbolize the buildings casting a shadow over the objects on the ground.