Project 4

 

 

 

 

 

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Frida Kahlo

Self-Portrait with Monkey
1938
Oil on Masonite
16 x 12 in

I’d like to play with Frida Kahlo’s Self Portrait with Monkey. A lot of her paintings are very interesting already. It’ll be challenging to figure out what to do with it. I might change the monkey with another animal like sloth maybe, clean Frida’s unibraws, not sure yet.

Frida Kahlo de Rivera (July 6, 1907 – July 13, 1954; Magdalena Carmen Frieda Kahlo y Calderón) was a Mexican painter, born in Coyoacán.  Perhaps best known for her self-portraits, Kahlo’s work is remembered for its “pain and passion”, and its intense, vibrant colors. Kahlo suffered lifelong health problems, many of which stemmed from a traffic accident in her teenage years. These issues are reflected in her works, more than half of which are self-portraits of one sort or another.

Kahlo produced 143 paintings, 55 of which are self-portraits. When asked why she painted so many self-portraits, Frida replied: “Because I am so often alone….because I am the subject I know best.”

This portraits of her include objects that mean things to her like (her longlife boyfriend, her painful past…)

ImageAfter speaking to Juan and Robyn, I’ve decided that this is the final of my poster. The newest element I added is black and white trees. I think that brought some new perspective to the poster. 

 

Project 2 Drafts

After deciding which draft I’d go with, I started playing with them.  This draft was Juan’s pick as well as Rizz’s. I really liked the color combination. But the hard part was trying to figure out how to make yellow pop up rather than orange in the images. Since my album name is Yell0w, It has to be yellow popping up. Through the process, Robyn advised me not to leave too much space on the top of my poster. The last draft I have is the most successful so far, it feels like. Just like she said, i filled the empty space with a bigger shape. I just had to move around the shapes and make them bigger.

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This is the fist draft I did with illustrator. My band is Coldplay as you guys can see. The album is Yellow–one of my favorite albums. As I went through all their albums, I noticed a lot of changes throughout the time. But most of the time, their album covers have very organic shapes and abstract look. I went with the abstract look for this album. Any Ideas?

redone final

 

After the comment of not be able to read the words in “o” and the quality of the image, I made some changes. I also played with the “I” a little bit. Thanks for the reconstructive comments. I really appreciate that. I think it is awesome to hear others’ opinions. I think image looks much better.