Title

Average

Lead Author Major

Studio Art

Format

Senior Art and Design Exhibition

Faculty Mentor Name

Jennifer Little

Faculty Mentor Department

Studio Art

Additional Faculty Mentor Name

Lucina Kasser

Abstract/Artist Statement

I use my art to create a fictional world similar to our own in which an audience can immerse themselves. In my project, I want to present my art in comic form and narrate a story that I feel strongly about. My comic, “Average,” is the story of the underdog type of hero. These heroes are molded by the environment they grew up in, the dreams that they dream of, and the aspirations that they wish to fulfil. This story mirrors my drive to try to do what I can for others and the idea that you have the chance to get anywhere so long as you try. In my works I try to focus on making each character unique, with backgrounds similar to those I know around me. All my day to day experiences and my love for comic books are woven into my work. I want to continue this story and the comic as time goes on, and it will definitely be a long term story that I want to grow. My style draws from the creator of Scott Pilgrim, Bryan Lee o’ Malley, and the illustrator of Eyeshield 21, Yusuke Murata. I enjoy using the idea of making the expressions both Murata and O’ Malley use on their characters. However, my characters are a mix of the two. I use O’ Malley’s more simple style of characters with the anatomy Murata uses for his characters. I draw a lot from Murata’s use of lines. The two artists have been inspirations for me since high school. I used to read both O’ Malley’s works, and I enjoyed reading Eyeshield 21 comics. I have been making comics since a young age and comics will continue to be a medium for my illustrations.

Location

Reynolds Art Gallery

Start Date

20-4-2015 6:00 PM

End Date

9-5-2015 8:00 PM

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Average

Reynolds Art Gallery

I use my art to create a fictional world similar to our own in which an audience can immerse themselves. In my project, I want to present my art in comic form and narrate a story that I feel strongly about. My comic, “Average,” is the story of the underdog type of hero. These heroes are molded by the environment they grew up in, the dreams that they dream of, and the aspirations that they wish to fulfil. This story mirrors my drive to try to do what I can for others and the idea that you have the chance to get anywhere so long as you try. In my works I try to focus on making each character unique, with backgrounds similar to those I know around me. All my day to day experiences and my love for comic books are woven into my work. I want to continue this story and the comic as time goes on, and it will definitely be a long term story that I want to grow. My style draws from the creator of Scott Pilgrim, Bryan Lee o’ Malley, and the illustrator of Eyeshield 21, Yusuke Murata. I enjoy using the idea of making the expressions both Murata and O’ Malley use on their characters. However, my characters are a mix of the two. I use O’ Malley’s more simple style of characters with the anatomy Murata uses for his characters. I draw a lot from Murata’s use of lines. The two artists have been inspirations for me since high school. I used to read both O’ Malley’s works, and I enjoyed reading Eyeshield 21 comics. I have been making comics since a young age and comics will continue to be a medium for my illustrations.