This is inspired from a song by Eminem called ‘Rap God’. The wings on the beings back are the same lyrics that are used in the song. The lines on the top and bottom have more significance than the others as it directly expresses what the song is about and how Eminem sees himself compared to other rappers in todays age.
The song I picked is called “Kakusei” by Superfly, it was a song created and used in the animation movie called “Promare”, which is what the artwork is based on. With the way the beat changes in the song, the image is also based on one of the scenes from the movie that I greatly love (youtube.com/watch?v=jfa-CVDgsFw) Link for reference. I thought the scene matched what the project wanted with the colors.
For this project I picked the song “Mixed Emotions” by Lil Tjay, who is a rapper from NYC. I designed the project from the lyrics that the song had. I did not want there to be a specific focal point so I made the important things pop out by cutting them out and gluing them onto the ground of the project, which made the eyes go to different parts of the art. I also tried to show movement with the paint splatters which represent blood, It flows from the “heartache” thats present up to the success and fame which the rapper goes through and talks about in the song. The gradient in the background is also representative of the darkness he went through and the transition from the black to yellow is his life leading up to his happiness and success which is represented by the yellow. I tried using complimentary colors such as green, red, yellow and purple so that the project looks united.
This work is accompanying a news article discussing Russian interference in Americas politics and inciting social division.
Link here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/its-time-to-face-the-facts-racism-is-a-national-security-issue/2018/12/18/f9746466-02e8-11e9-b5df-5d3874f1ac36_story.html#click=https://t.co/Dw2JNuwFbd
In my News Article project I picked an article that was talking about the temperature in Antartica hitting a record high of 65 degrees. I decided to make my polar bear the focal point because with the temperature going up they are one of many animals that are greatly effected by this and they are endangered. I tried to make my artwork follow the quote “Less is more” because I think with this topic even though it is a simple piece it speaks volumes. I created value within the blue to make it look more like the ocean. With the polar bear I got a picture from online and edited it to make it have more texture by rubbing water and paint onto the paper. Texture is also shown on the blue because I used a sponge to dab the paint onto the paper. A sense of depth was created with the polar bear because it lifts off the page a little. I made the polar bear have tears coming out of its eyes to show how sad the situation is. The ice that the polar bear is standing on is also melting which was created by diluting the paint.