Support- 20x30” Ink on watercolor paper
Hi everyoneeee, so this was an illustration I did for my Principles of Illustration class in the beginning of the Fall 2013, Hahaha I know it was a pretty big while ago.
This was the first assignment I did for my second year at SVA and we had to do this over one weekend. It was a “test” to stay in the class and see how dedicated we were. This assignment had me crying, hahaha.
Anyway it’s a 50 person illustration based on the people who have influenced me.
It’s 20x30” on watercolor paper. I used ink, watercolor, and white opaque paint.
I drew the people who have influenced me art related mostly and the people who have healed me in my life. I drew real life people, animal and even cartoons. A requirement was that we had to insert ourselves. I placed myself in the center looking at my influences and support with my boyfriend johnhurtado hugging me.
The cartoons/anime/manga influences I chose were Hamtaro, Sailor moon, Shaman King, Sonic, Sym-Bionic Titan, Spirited Away, Lilo and Stitch, and Ratatouille.
The real life people/animals I chose were my best friend, boyfriend, Momma, Bro, and sister, two therapists of mine, another very close friend campaignofmadness, A band called Keane, and Florence +The Machine. The animals were my two dogs, Goku and ChiChi (deceased), two guinea pigs of mine, a hamster I used to have and a corgi and pug (future aspirations).
I put my own original characters in too because it was and is an aspiration of mine to always have my four main characters eventually come to life. It’s the 4th picture in the set of images. (you might recognize Kikoyan, but not the other three because I haven’t introduced them yet)
I also put SVA (my current college) and Cooper Union ( A college I studied at for a long time before actually going to college) as influences on my art work.
There’s really no environment because I wanted to portray a projection of my mind in front of me in some ethereal way. I really hope you enjoy this. I worked hard on it at the time I made it. Drawing all the individual bodies and expressions was definitely a challenge, but this just shows I can do a lot in a span of two-3 days. XD Bye everyone! I hope you enjoy!
(P.S. If you are using an android phone, the colors might show up wonky on your screen. Just know it is mostly gray, black and white.)