MAMA Art Show III-FEAR-October 31st, 2011

MAMA Art Show III-FEAR-October 31st, 2011 at Stony Brook University, New York

Please note: The picture on this card and the card itself is not my work, it is the design of the MAMA committee and another student’s work as the front.

Because I seem to have lost the actual images I took of the show, I’m afraid only the pictures themselves can really tell the story.

This show was offered at Stony Brook University and required students to submit up to five works of art which somehow exemplified the theme of fear, probably due to the fact it was shown on Halloween night. Only about 20 or so students were selected to show their work, and I was lucky enough to be chosen, which was a really wonderful opportunity. Below, I will show you the pieces I entered and a little bit about them.

“Humpback Whale”

Medium: Pencil, then Prismacolor Fine Liner ( nib .1mm) and Prismacolor Art Markers

As you can see, this is not terribly scary. Well, to be honest, in the e-mail that I got, there was no prompt, and it was only later when I saw more fliers that there was a theme. Well, a good deal of my work is scary anyway, so I guess a crisis was averted. This work was mostly a study of the Humpback Whale, both in form and color.  I tend to layer the markers often, using a base of greys, then going over with some blues that create subdued, earthy tones as opposed to brilliant ones.

“We’re Screwed”

Medium: Pencil, then Prismacolor Fine Liner (nib .1mm)

I found that you can make anything a zombie and it become at least ten times cooler, if not more. Raptors, for example; pack hunters, deadly efficient, and undead? They’d be destroying human civilization in a heartbeat. Not that I actually want that to happen, you understand. Zombies are a myth, and I’d be perfectly content if they stayed that way.

“Leave Me Alone”

Medium: Pencil, then Prismacolor Fine Liner (nibs varying from .005-.8mm)

This was already in my gallery on this site, so to see detailed information you can head on over there.

“I Will Show You The Way”

Medium: Pencil, then Prismacolor Fine Liner (nib .1mm)

I love owls and their strange faces. Barn owls are a personal favorite for their deep-dark eyes and heart-shaped faces, they are very endearing and beautiful. Owls seem to exemplify knowledge, and that’s just what this fellow is doing; imparting his knowledge to another traveler, albiet cryptically and sort of in an unnerving way.

“The Dark Horse”

Medium: Pencil, then Prismacolor Fine Liner (nib .1mm), Prismacolor Art Markers and White paint Sharpie marker

I was a bit leery of submitting this due to its nature as fan art*, but I decided to on the grounds of its dynamism and the fact it was one of the few color pieces that wasn’t soaked with gore. This is fan art from the videogame “Darksiders,” of which I am quite a fangirl. War is the rider, Ruin the horse. I love horses, and horses with flowing manes, lava feet and glowing runes just screamed to me “I need to draw this!” So I did.

*I do not look to discredit fanart, I just really wanted to submit creatures and pictures that were entirely from my own imagination. If you ever watched me on DeviantArt half of my gallery was fanart.

And those were my submissions for the show. It was a fun night and there was a rave right next door, which I got a glowstick and a light ring out of.

EDIT: November 27th, 2011: These works are not currently for sale, as they are somewhat special to me as they are from my very first show. I am sorry for the mistype.

-Holly


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