School: Ben Eielson High School
My motivation for completing the art piece that I submitted was to expand my experience with figure drawing and drawing in perspective. This painted captures my skill in drawing a Sugar Skull as a full figure in a space, drawn in perspective. It is a Victorian-themed painting with the simplicity of the dress, the books, and the candles, which show how old the setting is. The blue ceiling gives the viewer a sense of looking at the sky while remaining indoors. Many Victorian buildings had painted ceilings with enormous detail. By placing a sugar skull in a Victorian setting, the viewer realizes that there is life and beauty after death.