Charcoal Pencil, watercolor
29 x 75 inches
In this piece, I merged 4 different animals behind the human figure. The animals represent the persons’ unstable personality. I believe one’s personality is never constant because of many external factors. The animals drawn in the piece are deer, snake leopard and bird, which can represent many different characteristics. A deer can represent a calm personality while a leopard can represent a fierce side of a person. The snake represents the sneaky personality and the bird represents a person’s independence. The animals are portrayed behind the person showing that their personality cannot be seen. This piece shows the hidden unstable personality that the person is afraid to show to the society.
I chose this piece to be a life-sized artwork because it is easier to portray the animals and the human figure. It is important to show the animals since they represent the different sides of the human that cannot be seen by the naked eyes. The viewer can also easily relate to the artwork because it is like a reflection upon the society. Also it gives me the freedom to express my techniques as an artist. I am able to show the details of the hair, cloth, and other features drawn and painted on the piece. I chose to use black shades for the human figure and colors on animals so both objects can be easily seen.