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Waiting

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  Materials: iPad, Apple Pencil Process: found sentence on book page and snapped a pic of it then uploaded it into my drawing app on my iPad, ibispaint. From there, I sketched inverted a little over a third of the page, making the split of dark and light. I sketched a skeleton of a tree out then used an alcohol brush tip to draw out the trunk and branches, using the same kind of method for the leaves/moss.  Idea: I wanted to convey the image of hearing common advice of “being patient” and “waiting for the one” while also feeling like that those words don’t do anything. “But it had no effect” means that the advice isn’t working, because the person narrating has already fallen or falling. The tree is a willow tree, often seen with moss hanging from it, and this image symbolizes that the advice, if listened to, can grow into something beautiful later on, but since it doesn’t have an effect on the narrator, the seed of patience has not grown. I wanted to try a different technique with digi

Wishing

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Materials: watercolor pencil, book page, sharpie Process: found reference photo, sketched figure and snake out. Using the watercolor pencils, I colored the figure and snake.  Idea: I wanted to convey the message of wanting to know someone more even pining from afar. The sentence “how I envy those who knew you” means that, while loving from afar, you can’t get to know the person you want. Or, alternatively, as you get to know someone, there are always people who have known them longer. Given this, the person pining might be envious of that, wanting to know someone as well as that. 

Beginning

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  Materials: Cardstock, oil pastels, book page Process: I sketched out the figure I wanted using a myself as a reference on the book page then enlarged it. Then, using an xacto knife, I cut away the inside of the figure and the words that are not boxed. Using oil pastels, I created many lines, curled and not, to create a geometric design similar to fire on black construction paper. I glued the enlarged page onto the black paper.  Idea: The image I wanted to convey was that this was a “beginning” stage of the pining story. The sentence “sparks flew all over” means that butterfly/heart skipping that comes with starting to like someone. Usually associated with that is fire, hence the geometrical look. I wanted to use the inside of the figure to symbolize that the “sparks” are felt inside. What the figure is holding is her finger for a butterfly to land on (also to symbolize the “butterflies in stomach” idea). 

Remembering

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  Materials: watercolor pencil, sharpie, cardstock Process: I drew a sketch of the hands and basic outline of the water flow, then colored in with water color pencil, adding water to create a smoother texture, using pressure to make certain areas darker or lighter. After it dried, I went back over a few areas to give it more depth in the water and flowers. Then I outlined the lines made in pencil with sharpie to make the figure stand out and more defined.  Idea: The sentence "he was in every moment" symbolizes the point at which one has become friends with someone they like and when going through recent memories, they see them in every moment, whether that be because something reminded them of that someone, or they saw something they would like, or they created memories with them. Poppies symbolize remembrance and memories as does the flow of water. 

Blinding

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Materials: book pages, iPad editing using ibispaint, colored pencils Process: picked out words from book page, edited it and sketched on ibisPaint on my iPad, copied from iPad image, blacked out/colored the figure, leaving the sentence "the only fear was of blind foolish thinking" out to read. Idea: The idea here I wanted to bring together is that liking someone can lead to your judgment to be clouded. You might disregard any flaw the person could have and only see the good. That's how I interpret the sentence "the only fear was of blind foolish thinking." The figure seen is of Aite, the greek goddess of infatuation, blind folly, delusion, and rash action. I believed her to be fitting for the concept here. The eye above her head is a design to symbolize "blindness," furthering the blind thinking idea.  

SI 2 Progress Check

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Materials: book pages, iPad editing using ibispaint Process: I found the words I wanted from the book page, boxed them out, and took a picture of it to then export it to my iPad where I can edit more freely without messing up the actual page. I then sketched out a design and colored it (as seen above). I copied and pasted the words on the top most layer so the words are seen.  Idea: The idea here I wanted to bring together is that liking someone can lead to your judgment to be clouded. You might disregard any flaw the person could have and only see the good. That's how I interpret the sentence "the only fear was of blind foolish thinking." The figure seen is of Aite, the greek goddess of infatuation, blind folly, delusion, and rash action. I believed her to be fitting for the concept here. The eye above her head is a design to symbolize "blindness," furthering the blind thinking idea.  

Falling

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Materials: colored pencils, white marker, markers Process: I first started out with watercolor, but then soon realized that it would take too long and it didn't create the effect I really wanted. So, I moved on to markers and they worked a lot better, but with the marker streaks, it looked almost messy. Then, I finally decided to stick with colored pencils which allowed me to create an assortment of blue hues.  Idea: With this piece, I wanted to show the feeling of being in the phase of "I really like you but I'm not really going to do anything about it and just go with the flow, no matter how much it hurts." A suffocating feeling, isn't it?