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Surrealist Final

Well, it’s time for finals, and for my figure drawing class I have to create a large-scale composition of “non sequential bodily forms.”  Basically a bunch of body parts that normally aren’t next to each other.  They can be separate or conjoined like a Frankenstein creation.  I’ve decided to take mine in a more surrealist direction, morphing body parts with rhyming forms into an analogous structure.  It’s sort of like M.C. Escher but with body parts.  The creations are very surreal and eerie, so I’m emphasizing the anxiety of the composition by using shades of black and gray with accents of night shades, like blue and violet.  I’ll post some pictures if I get the chance, and I’ll definitely get a shot of the final product.  Until then I’m going to be spending a LOT of time drawing this weekend.


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  1. This sounds very cool! I can’t wait to see the finished project. I love the optical effects of M.C. Escher’s work.

    I ❤ Surrealism!

    Good Luck!

  2. […] been working very hard on producing pieces for my figure drawing final of “non-sequential bodily forms.”  I’ve had several very late nights in a row, […]

  3. […] On my most recent visit I was charged with creating a portrait composition, inspired by things on display.  I ended up settling on a sketch of our model sitting in front of  a stuffed and mounted zebra bust.  Later, when I went to pursue the project further, I ended up blocking out the values of the stripes and the shadows on the model’s face, comic style.  As I was doing so, I was inspired to combine the stripes of the zebra with the hair of the model.  I flushed out the idea with water-soluble pencils.  It took me about three days to finish the very tedious piece, but I very much like it.  The most difficult part for me, aside from the stripes, was deciding how to capture the value of the model’s face.  I felt like the face needed three values – white, gray, and dark gray – but I was limiting myself to only two.  It was challenging for me to ignore the mid-tones.  I don’t think it’s my usual style, though the illusionistic morphing of the model and the zebra reminded me of my figure drawing final project. […]

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