This time I did seven painting small works because these are some exciting parts of works. I only did one painting in the sculptural compositions; the other six paintings are all in the stained glass form. I just realized that I and obsessed with the stained glass work, because they are so much color involve, and it does not look busy at all. The part that I found interesting is the two black dividers in the middle. It divided the paintings into four parts and sometimes even two parts. The four parts section reminds me of a comic book format.
These drawings practices are mainly dived into anatomical parts of the human body, especially human bones. These human bones are part of the combination that makes a human. The details of these drawings are incredibly complicated. They looked very intricate. These are just the beginning of the anatomic drawings. I want to do more bone structures of the human body and then try to do some muscle for exercises — this time, I did one male pose because it is a good thing to try something new.
These ten drawings are other practices of the male body; I did many of them in graphite pencils. I am so obsessed with the male body because the body shapes are interested. Another one, I did more gesture drawings, or even call them post drawings. I did the majority in male body gestures, but I want to try to do a couple of female gesture drawings. I think great artists cannot limit them to do a specific topic, and it is always good to do more different issues. Sometimes it is a challenge to do something that is not in the comfort zone.
These second set of ten paintings are continuing color studies of my final painting projects. I chose these compositions because it tells compile stories in the Bible. I have five small paintings that were from the sculpture that I took in the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist. The other four paintings are stained glasses. There are my favorite types of work of art in the Cathedral because they divided the painting into four parts or two parts. Each section has its own story.
These three photos are parts of my final paintings because other paintings will have similar color palettes. The reason that the colors are like that is that the objects display in Cathedral. The effect is because of the sunlight hits these object, create some light and dark side. The first and the last images are sculpture based objects, which means they have some sculptural colors, such as wooden colors.
The first image has red color schemes; the third image has blue color schemes. They are both sculptural pieces and have a similar color in the objects, but because of the surrounding colors that around the objects, it changed the color schemes. The light source in the first image is not a natural light, which has yellow types of light hit the objects and makes the objects seem warmer. The third image has a natural light source, which makes the objects seem colder, but it also has some warm color scheme, so it balances out.
The second image is a stained glass window painting; it has different color palettes. The color palettes for the second image are vibrant because it has light blue color schemes, bright red color schemes, and white color schemes. Many of the stained glass has this type of color palettes because it can make the character more recognizable.
When I applied these three sets of color palettes in my paintings, it will be used correctly, because other ones have a similar color scheme.
In traditional paintings, the golden ratio is popular to use. They are all have something in common, which is the method to structure the composition. Many artists use the technique so-called the golden ratio to make sure the form is perfect. During the renaissance period, Leonardo Da Vinci used the proportions set forth by the golden ratio to construct his masterpieces.
There are many different ways to make a golden ratio diagram, but it has to follow the magic number with a 1: 1.61 ratio. The most golden ratio can be illustrated as a larger rectangle consisting of a square (with side equal in length to the shortest length of the rectangle) and a small rectangle. They are different methods in making the golden ratio, or sometimes it can also use Matrix Geometry.
The Matrix geometry divided the images into equal half; each half has a similar composition. They can be different color schemes, but the whole images can eventually feel compelling to both half — the example in the image above.
These images are from the Fredrick Douglass exhibition and his lecture in the SCAD Museum of Art on October 3rd, 2019. He was an American social reformer, abolitionist, orator, writer, and statesman. After escaping from slavery in Maryland, he became a national leader of the abolitionist movement in Massachusetts and New York. In his time, he was a living counter-example to slaveholders' arguments that slaves lacked the intellectual capacity to function as independent American citizens.
Fredrick Douglass is the most influential African American of the nineteenth century; he made a career of agitating the American conscience. For African Americans, he was like heroes. I have enjoyed the lecture about him because he was a hero that fighting to end slavery in the United States.
I remembered when I read that after he went back to the States from Scotland, people who have not believed him that served as a slave in some points in his life.
I have to be honest that I have not heard of him before, but after I attended the lecture and the exhibition, I learned a lot from him. His spirit inspired me, and also inspired millions of people in the generation to come.
These ten drawings are also part of figurative practices, but this time I added some of the portrait drawings here because portrait drawings are essential in drawing. It can help me to practice different facial expressions. Another one, I did more gesture drawings, or even call them post drawings. I did the majority in male body gestures, but I want to try to do a couple of female gesture drawings. I think great artists cannot limit them to do a specific topic, and it is always good to do more different issues. Sometimes it is a challenge to do something that is not in the comfort zone.
These ten small paintings are also my color studies for my final five projects. I chose religious series is because the Christian images have a significant impact on my life. They taught me about western cultures, western aesthetics, and western philosophies. These Christian iconographies also made me become a Christian. I am always interested in renaissance art movements. Many famous religious paintings are created in that era by some of the most appreciated artists of all time -- Michelangelo and Leonardo Da Vinci. Many of the renaissance paintings have scientific components, such as perspectives and the golden ratio.