Artist: Nicole Chan
Medium: Oil Pastels
The purpose of my drawing is to bring out the idea that you don’t need to use a lot of colour to make artwork. For this piece, I would like to use black and white to show stylish and sophisticated feeling. I drew these sunflowers in black and white because I want to express my thought that things have two sides, i.e. don’t just look at the appearance of an object, you should understand the content inside it. For example, sunflowers are usually colourful, but I drew them with black and white as I want to draw the audience’s attention to think of the hidden expression of these sunflowers. In fact, there is no specific meaning to this idea, but I just want to draw something different from the traditional drawings and allow the audience to have more room to elaborate their thoughts and ideas.
The process of my drawing was quite simple. I looked for different sunflowers on the internet and I found some nice ones. I started sketching the flower, afterwards I coloured it.
The elements in my drawing are shape: The little circles on the butterfly. Line: The stem of the flower. Value: The contrast with the black and white. I didn’t use too many elements because I think 3 is enough. Even though some people think that if you have more elements in a piece of artwork the better it is, well, I don’t think so. I think a piece of artwork can be good even though if you only have 2-4 elements, so this is why I only used 3.
The main principle in my drawing is unity. My flowers in the drawing are in different sizes and shapes. Even though they are different individually, they have some things in common-they have the similar flower petals and they are in the same category.