Juniper WIP. I was thinking about how, when super heroes are wearing their spandex suits, their bodies are always perfect even if they’re in a pose where it shouldn’t be. So i gave Jun a bit of a tummy and im giving her a bit of a butt too. She’s a 17 year old girl, her body isn’t “perfect” nor should it be.
Tom Burckhardt responce
I looked through Tom Burckhardt’s sketches from his trip to Burma and enjoyed seeing all the different things. The sketches of people were very graphic and exaggerated. It gave you enough information to give you the base image, allowing the mind to morph everything back into a realistic place. I loved his use of colors and his landscapes especially. I was surprised to see the other miscellaneous stuff that was in his sketchbook like stickers and, at one point, a leaf. Over all I really loved it, most of all the landscapes. It really made you feel like you were there.
Joe Bonham Project responce
I found trying to look at the pieces in the Joe Bonham a morbid struggle for me. On the one hand I wanted to look at the pieces as art, detach from the reality of the images and examine the techniques and materials of the works. On the other, was the terrible reality that these portraits were of real people, some of whom not much older than myself. Knowing that these men were injured, some even dead, that these real people had/were currently suffering. That made it hard to look at the paintings the same way one would look at something in a museum. I found the experience similar to visiting a the holocaust museum, you wanted to be fascinated but it was just too sad to get away from the reality behind everything.