The topic behind this work was multi-culturalism. In this I looked at different ways that cultures conceal their faces. This is the main image of myself wearing sunglasses representing a Western way of facial cover. The reflection in the lens of the sunglasses is of my great aunt from Iran. She is wearing a head scarf reflecting her culture.
One of my own personal pieces of work drawn in oil pastel. This piece looks at urban youth culture and how face concealment using hoodies hides people’s identity.
This is a drawing from life using pen and a strong cross-hatching technique.
Another drawing from life using pencil I looked more at shadow and how it falls. A good example in this picture would the curved shadow of the pencil onto the hand.
This is a transcription of Wayne Thiebaud’s etching “Van”. Using pen and coloured pencils.
This self portrait was drawn using oil pastels. In this picture I experimented with different perspective angles. The legs coming forwards and the larger foot creating a much more three dimensional feel to the picture. Also using accentuated colours and interesting application techniques of the colours.
This picture was drawn using coloured pencils from a number of gathered third party photographs; roots, tree, girl, background, paradise and head flowers, humming bird and plant leafs. I combined them to form this picture.