My art teacher gave us an assignment on which we would make an artwork that would represent us and we should present it to class. Some of my classmates passed their good photographs, some passed videos of them singing or dancing, while me, I passed a visual artwork, well..a drawing because that’s the only thing I think I’m good at and have confidence to show in class.
The good thing is that my teacher gave us enough time to make our “artwork”. At first I was nervous that I wouldn’t have a good idea for a drawing. The first step I made was to list down all the things that are related to my personality. Then I tried to think about what it would look like, I wanted it to look poetic and non-normal.
It was only two days before the deadline and I still haven’t started making it. Then one night I couldn’t sleep, suddenly great ideas were constantly coming in my mind and it was too fast so I had to stand up to get my journal and list it all down. It did not only give me ideas for my artwork but also for the video greeting I was going to make for my boyfriend’s birthday. I experienced that kind of moment before where ideas come into my head, and it was great that it happened when I needed it the most because sometimes I’m just BLANK. And I experience this in the most random times but I’m noticing similarities on when and where my mind suddenly becomes so helpful and creative (gonna write a blog post about this).
I never thought that my work would go according to plan, but this is the only time again when I felt proud myself. So here’s what it looks like:
I don’t mean to be vain but yeah that’s my face. I had my sister to take a photo of me using my phone. Because I thought that the artwork should represent us and whose face should be in there? Of course mine. Take note: I hate doing self-portraits. Then there’s the moon, if you’re reading my blog then you probably already get why there’s a gigantic moon in my drawing. Apparently I have this obsession with anything outer space especially the moon, rocketships, and aliens. To make it short, the other small drawings are the things that symbolizes me. Like the books and film on the bottom, my ear with earphones on it because who on earth doesn’t love music, a city sky line where I explained how beautiful it looks and how much I love staring at it especially at night, and a hot air balloon which represent my love for heights and going places. When you turn it upside down you would see trees and mountains because I find peace in natural places, then of course there’s the lighthouse which all my old classmates knew my obsession with it, beside it is the sea, and please don’t get me started talking about how much I love the sea. If you want to, check out my blogpost about it, “Something about the sea”. Lastly I’m surrounded by stars because stars are just beautiful in the sky along with other heavenly bodies.
I am very glad on the result of my artwork and also on the time of the presentation because at that time my classmates were already bored and when I showed it to them it caught their attention and applaud. But as I was speaking I couldn’t stop shaking and stuttering which is really annoying.
So that’s the story of my artwork for school, I hope you enjoyed reading and I hope it’s not boring.
I know I haven’t posted in a while, I’m sorry because school already started and I haven’t had a great motivation to write until now.
I hope you are all having an awesome day!