PARAGRAPH 1. Explain the subject of your painting.
- Who is the subject? Why did you choose this person? Why are they important to you?
- What did you express about this person? (example: their personality? something they like or are interested in? something they did or achieved? their feelings or emotion?) BE SPECIFIC.
My subject is Mikey. I chose Mikey because I have known him for nine years since we first met in ELC. He is important to me because he is very nice to me and helps me sometimes when I am not sure what I should do on my class assignments. I tried to show what Mikey likes through my painting. I showed that he likes horses and Garfield. I chose horses because they are Mikey’s favourite animal. He also likes horseback riding. I chose Garfield because it is Mikey’s favourite cartoon character. Mikey likes Garfield because he is very funny.
PARAGRAPH 2. Explain how you communicated your ideas.
- Which 2 or 3 pictorial elements did you use to express your ideas? Describe each one in detail. What does each of these elements express about your subject? BE SPECIFIC.
- What artist or movement or style influenced you? How did you use this influence in your painting.GIVE SPECIFIC EXAMPLES.
I focused on Colour and Objects. For colour, I focused on the background, the horse’s colour, and Mikey’s facial colour (white, black, skin colour, etc). I focused on these elements because if the background colour is white, it would mean that Mikey is always happy. If it was black, it would mean that he is always sad and gloomy. I chose blue because he is usually bright and happy, but sometimes sleepy. For the horse, I focused on its colour because Mikey’s favourite horse’s colour is brown. I chose skin colour for Mikey’s facial colour because Mikey is usually happy, so I showed him as being bright. For objects, I focused on what was around Mikey and in what kind of position. I put Garfield under the horse to show that Mikey likes horses more than Garfield. Also, I put Mikey in front of the horse to show that he likes to be with horses and knows that he shouldn’t go behind the horse. I was influenced by the cartoonist Jim Davis’ Garfield. I was influenced by his three character structure, Jon, Garfield, and Odie. In my painting I used Mikey as Jon, Garfield, and the horse as Odie.