The title of this piece is The Terror of Skyhorse Fury. It depicts a scared man running from an angry alicorn. The most important element of Art in this piece is color because I used color to convey the emotion of this piece. The sickly blue red color emphasizes the man’s feeling of terror and the pale blue glow in the unicorn’s eyes and around the mane emphasizes its supernatural power. I painted this in Photoshop CS6.
The title of this piece is Bus Stop. I painted this in Photoshop CS6. It shows a schoolgirl at a bus stop with a long necked woman beside her. Bloody handprints dot her dress and even her own hand is red with blood. I was inspired by the French foreign animation film Peurs du Noir (Fears of the Dark). One of the animation segments in the film contained an animation of a rokurokubi – a long necked Japanese demon that is occasionally described to drink the blood of humans. The most important element of art in this work is color and form because the green dress color of the rokurokubi stretches into the tops of the trees, which suggests that she is everywhere at once, that she surrounds the schoolgirl. The form of the rokurokubi is long and thin because I wanted her to seem snakelike.
Artem Cheboha Rhads does surreal paintings of the natural world.
The title of this piece is Lava Surfer. I painted this in Photoshop CS6. The most important element of art in this piece is color. I tried to use a vibrant blue against the red of the wave so the subject would stand out. My concentration theme is “a risky situation,” which this surfer is in because he is surfing on a wave of lava. I struggled with placing the volcano. In the future, I could shift it back so it seems farther in the distance. I could also add more textures to the volcano.
The title of this piece is The Aquarium. My concentration theme is “a risky/dangerous situation” and this piece shows the dangerous situation of angry swordfish breaking the glass at an aquarium while the audience watches on, clueless about the danger that an angry swordfish poses. The most important element of art in this is color because the brighter blue color in this piece highlights the main subject, the swordfish. I painted this in Photoshop CS6.
Workplace/materials and WIP:
I drew a girl running in front of a steam train for my concentration theme of “a risky situation.” I painted this in Photoshop CS6. The most important elements of art are color and form because the bright yellow train headlights and the large form of the train emphasizes the sense of danger. The dark colors also give sense to the impending danger. In the future, I could improve this by making the perspective and the forms more dramatic through painting the human figure smaller and the train larger in the front and smaller in the back.