All posts filed under: Visual Art

Senior Year Sorrows

All Artwork and Captions by Benni Quintero RedHead Girl: This cute chickadeee used to sit across the room from me in art class. My sketchbook was filled with drawings of her. I never quite captured her in a way that satisfies my impression of her in my head. Her artwork was wild though.  Mouster King: I made this fella the summer in before senior year. My cat killed a mouse. I gave it a proper home in the afterlife as a king. Cruisin’: This one was I believe my final piece for AP studio. It’s honestly unfinished. It’s a copy of an image of me, my brother, and my dad in a disneyland photo-stop car thingy. I just put us in a different environment. I looked really determined and angry in the original picture, so I figured I was on a mission or something. So I made my mission to be running over some ugly dude. It’s ok though, nobody really liked him anyway. Mother Sin and her Ducks of Anarchy: This is Sin. I’ve given her the title …

Sarah Hunter’s Tits & Other Bits

Sarah Hunter, 20-year-old illustrator based in Brighton, UK is an incredible example of a woman who is all about body appreciation. Her series ‘Tits & Other Bits’ exemplifies the notion that not all women have the “perfect” bodies. Sarah describes her work as simple, yet effective. Her illustrations humorously take on real life situations and personal experiences, basing a lot of it on the fact that “you cannot take life at face value as it can get very depressing, so why not spice it up a bit.” Hunter is currently working on a cartoon series of the times things “didn’t quite go according to plan”. “I try to produce work I would enjoy or find funny, I am that person who laughs (to myself) when I do a funny drawing…” When Hunter creates her illustrations she tends to start with simple drawings, then scanning to manipulate them on Photoshop. Of her materials, Sarah says “even though I enjoy using paint, I prefer my illustrations to be clean cut which is quite hard to do with that particular medium.”   Although, …

the self-portrait

Words and Paintings by Amelia Anthony I never really painted until around May when I did a portrait of my friend Addy for school. I ended up making another portrait of my friend Harper and one of myself in the same week because I enjoyed it so much. It was easier for me to paint myself, probably because I know my own face well and also because it was so soothing. I didn’t have real deadlines or expectations to my newfound self-portraiture; for the first time in a while creating visual art was relaxing! Previously I had only been a writer—only written about myself instead of painting pictures of myself. Currently, painting is a ritual. I blend the same skin tones and trace the same features soft-listening to music and bask in brushstrokes. Self-love is a very strange thing in media right now; it is trendy to appreciate your image and share that appreciation with other people. However, self-love is something I am unsure anyone has mastered. Self-portraiture has definitely helped me work through self-love; not just …