Monday, October 7, 2013

Whats the point?

This is the finished project

Some of the ideas I had for whats the point were broken pencils and pointing hands but it seemed like those were very popular ideas so I decided to think outside the box. I thought of picture of a certain point on a map but the viewer would still be unsure of where exactly it was. I ended up deciding to draw a globe with many hands pointing at different spots so the viewer has to ask themselves "What is the point?". The reason I chose this idea was because it stood out to me and seemed different than anyone Else's solutions, and I thought it would be interesting to go about drawing it and how exactly I would. I show contrast by the edges being the darkest black and slowly getting lighter, then having some spaces completely white, such as the hands pointing and the base of the globe.  I used black chalk pastels because I liked the way when drawing thumbnails you could slowly get lighter and lighter and how it looked. Also I wanted to expand my mediums from just always using pencil or pens. One technique I used was using the chalk and going over the globe light enough to still see the continents but show that it was a globe and was round instead of keeping it white and looking flat. I like the way it turned out because it does make the globe look more round. The only risk I took was the fact that I used black chalk pastels and it was very hard for me to keep the areas that were meant to be white from getting black finger prints on them and getting dust from the chalk in them because as I started using them I realised how messy they really were. The message I am trying to convey is that sometimes you really don't know the point of doing something but sometimes you just have to take a wild guess at it and go with it. Hopefully it will work out in the end. I had a great time doing the project and experimenting with new mediums.

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