This describes how I felt and my reaction at the news my sister was brain-dead. Each element is specific the knotted neck and hat/brain; the empty eyes and bleak face; the lack of color and presence of words are all purposeful. Although when I read it now – it only barely touches on the actual feelings of that moment.
Think of a moment which devastated you – represent it on a page. Use color or words or scribble. It doesn’t have to make sense it just needs to convey that one moment of devastation.
TECHNIQUE, SUPPLY & TOOL:
Acrylic The background was prepared at the same time as the previous page (see above).
Watercolor The face was prepared on separate paper using Winsor & Newton watercolor and Derwent watercolor pencils. It was cut and collaged to the paged.
Collage Torn paper on the side was a newsprint photo of a rug. The other images are patterns from a fashion book.
Pen The lettering was completed with Letraset Promarker and Sakura Micron pens.
Pastel Pan pastels were applied sparingly to the images neck and face.