Beautiful Oops

Artist Statement:

The subject of this drawing is a toucan sitting in the jungle. To create this artwork I first started by outlining the shape of the toucan, the trees and the leaves with pencil and then I went back in with colored pencil to finish the drawing. The materials I used were india ink and colored pencils. I chose to make this specific artwork because when I first say the "beautiful oops" mark I thought that it looked sort of like a bird's beak and eye so I know that I wanted to make it into some type of bird.

The elements of art that I used were color and space. The principals of design that I used were emphasis and pattern. The composition rules/ techniques that I used was rule of thirds. My project evolved because at first I was going to make the Oops the beak and eye of the bird, but then I decided to make it the tip of the toucan's beak. I decided to combine the look of two different types of toucans because I liked all of the bright colors of one of them, but I also liked the black tip on the end of the other type's beak which resembled the Oops.

The meaning behind this artwork is to always see the beauty in everything. This project relates to my life because when I get older I would love to travel the world and explore all areas of the planet. If I could change anything about this artwork I would make the dark green shading in the background a little more neat.