This sequence of work shows two A Level sketchbook pages leading towards a vertical A1 prep sheet (enlarged detail shown to the right). Note the inclusion of innovative painting techniques combined with collage.
Abby Hope Skinner. Drawing from observation in art. This section of Abby’s A Level Art portfolio shows excellent reference to first-hand sources. Here she completes observational line drawings of still life items (relating to her identity as a young artist – paint brushes, easels, artwork) arranged on a studio desk. The compositions communicate the essence of Abby’s identity, without the inclusion of a typical self-portrait – an innovative way of approaching a self-portrait.
This image has been composed so Obama is in the center of the image with you looking slightly up towards him, making him the main focus of the image with a very high power look, but yet approachable with how he is sitting. I feel the lighting in this is a bit harsh and would have suited it better with a slighter softer lighting.
"Using a variety of different tools including a bic pen, watercolors and Chinese ink, artist Florian Nicolle creates amazing, mixed media portraits. After a rigorous amount of drawing and painting, she then adds texture and detail using Photoshop."