In this project I gained more skill with oil pastels and learned some new techniques which made my artwork more appealing. One of these techniques is scumbling which is really easy to do and gives an interesting texture to objects. I used scumbling for the planet upon which the aliens are standing. The random scumbling pattern looked really nice after I had applied more layers because it seemed natural and the texture stood out even better.I also used the curved lines technique for the saturn-planet on the top right to make the planet seem naturally round. Burnishing and highlights on that planet also make it seem realistic- as if the light form the spaceship is falling on the planet.
|Example of scumbling|
Through my artwork I tried to convey humor through words and a unique perspective.Since you always hear comments and jokes about humans seeing UFOs, I wanted to take a twist on it. I wanted the viewer to think that with all the space ships humans have put out there, aliens might see us as the rare UFOs, and we should think more openly about such topics. By using a comic-like perspective and the words in speech bubbles I was able to convey the joke and message.
|Pencil Details transform green blobs into fingers.|