Title of Art Piece: Stalked by Night
Student/Artist’s Name: Mason Schoemaker
School: North Pole High School
Artist Statement: This pastel drawing of a character that I have developed and progressed represents a passion I feel towards fan art and conceptual design. There is a certain beauty in video game characters and environments that make each piece of a plot or every pixel of the background provide room for one’s own ideas. It is this depth where I have found the inspiration for this picture. Even as a child, there was, and still is, a certain allure in developing one’s own original adaptations to the universe that a group of writers, developers, and producers work so hard to provide. In this piece, I have worked to provide an idea of the vastness of the world, a sense of survival in the character’s eyes, and the beauty of the night. Simply put, to focus in on the details of what I feel are an important, yet small, piece of an experience through a digital universe. Although the ground and the world around might be drab and dirty, the night sky had fulfilled more muse than normal daylight, so I sought to bring that magical wonder to the piece. For the entire piece as a whole I felt pastel would be the best to fit this piece because of its earthy texture, as the environment in this game is so natural and gritty. All in all, this piece was selected because is represents a future, my career as a conceptual artist.