This piece is kind of just "meh". Theres nothing necessarily wrong with it, but theres nothing that makes it an exceptional piece. I do, however, really enjoy the mans hand/arm. The highlights where the veins are add a strong sense of realism. I also love the arm hairs. They were the most enjoyable part of the piece to draw. The girls hand isn't my favorite thing ever. It just seems a little too straight which throws me off. Originally this was going to be one piece of three, but theres never enough time to actually do and execute well what I want to do in this class. Had I been able to actually do what I wanted, I probably would have liked this piece a lot more. It wouldn't feel so bland or "meh". This piece hits a sensitive topic for me, so I am probably not going to go in depth about how it fits into my concentration. Long story short, I experienced a series of traumatic events (I am going to let you figure out what that was on your own) and as a result I developed severe anxiety. I get flashbacks and during them I can feel, hear, smell, and see the events that happened to me all over again. This piece depicts one of the sensations I feel during a flashback.
I really hate this piece. It was rushed and you can clearly tell what I did when I didn't feel rushed verses what I did when I did feel rushed. I also feel like its a huge step down from my first pallet knife portrait. The technique is poor, proportions are off, and the color choices are all wrong. The only thing I do like about it is the narrative. This piece plays into my concentration because its about my boyfriend who is apart of my daily life. His personal struggles impact me as well because I try my best to be there for him whenever possible. Essentially the piece is about how he segments his personality into three main traits. These traits take on physical forms in his mind. He has the sadist which has red eyes and white skin. The sadist is the most dominant which is why he is depicted staring directly at the boy. The masochist has stone gray/blue skin and blue eyes. He is also my favorite face that I did because I took the most time doing it. The last personality/person is Empathy. He was described as looking exactly like the boy but a little brighter somehow. This is why Empathy has stronger highlights than the boy. For the background, I went with a dark base with all the colors from the three personalities incorporated. This is because he described the rest of his mind as a mixture of all three. If I were to re do this piece I would put aside more time and not let myself get overly stressed out because when I feel rushed nothing turns out well.