Narrative & Persuasive Art Progress

4 Written Ideas

4 Written Ideas

Sketched Idea 1 (Final Choice)

Sketched Idea 2 & 3

Composition Idea 1

Composition Idea 2

Composition Idea 3 & Color Idea (Final)

Color Idea 1

Color Idea 2

For the final artwork, I decided to do the eight-figure clothes. The clothes itself would be traditional Korean clothing (hanbok) and there will be patterns and colors (red, blue, yellow, gold) that resembles the culture of Korea. Each clothing is from a different time period and as the background is a museum, it hints that each figure is form a different time period.

I am planning to do the image transfer for the background, so I have more time to focus on the clothing as that is the key element for the overall message. The image would be in a background of a museum so it will be a blank paper when the image is transferred. Then, I will apply paint over to paint the clothes. In consideration of the clothes, the dry and wet blending skills would be highly useful as there are creases and fold in the fabric. My improvement on mixing colors would be helpful in this stage of the process. By using this skill, the painting would look more realistic and makes the audience seem like the clothes are really moving. The glazing technique will also be very useful as there are accessories and the glaze would show how shiny it is while making it pop out from the canvas. I really enjoyed doing screen printing so it will be used to be expressed as a spotlight at the background along with the image transfer technique. All of these lights would be on each pair of clothes so it will be suitable for the screen printing as it will just be the same shape printed repeatedly. When practicing these techniques, I really enjoyed doing the impasto technique as it creates a texture that I can be flexible with. The impasto technique will be used for the 1950s dress as it is a patterned dress and the impasto will really bring out the patterns of the dress. This difference in texture would add variation to each style of clothing which is exactly the intention of this final artwork. I can practice these medians by first trying on a paper. For example, for screen printing, I will first practice it on paper and see if it works out then apply it to my final artwork.

I have two different versions of color match and I picked the same color mode similarly for the same time period. However, I chose different colors for each time period so there is a clear distinguishment between the different pairs of figures. The traditional hanbok will start with a warm and pastel color. Then the color gets bolder and stronger for the 1950s clothes. For modern clothes, clothes get darker (black) and have a much cooler color (sky blue). However, the last one, which is the modern hanbok will have a nudity color and a warm pastel color again. It goes back to the original color of the traditional hanbok. It also goes to the message of how there are efforts to bring back the traditional clothes (hanbok) of Korea. I combined the different color choices that I had on my ideas. For example, for the first woman figure in the first time period (hanbok), I combined the deep red for the color and peach color for the upper shirt (as shown in the bigger version of the color idea). I added golden patterns as golden patterns were often shown in actual traditional Korean clothes.


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