Concentration #5

Artist Statement:

The subject of this drawing is colorful leaves. The materials I used were magazine images and colored pencil. To create this drawing I first cut out the magazines images into different shapes and glued them to the paper, then I used colored pencils to drawing out the leaves in the negative space. I chose to create this drawing because I've been wanting to draw this type of leaves for a while because I was really interested in all of the colors and pattern on each of the leaves. The elements of art that I used were color, space, and texture. The principles of design that I used were proportion/ scale and contrast. The composition rules/ techniques that I used was informal balance. This project relates to my life because I love going to tropical places and seeing all of the different types of plant species that live there. The meaning behind this drawing is to appreciate everything that is different and beautiful in the world. If I could change anything about this drawing I would add in more leaves in the black space.