State High School League
Arts Competition-Region 3A
Gallery Archive Two
|School: LQPV High School
|Title: Spinning Horse,
2D Mixed Media/Collage
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||I absolutely love art. I typically do graphite drawings, but I thought it would be fun to try something different. I also love crayons and always thought it would be interesting to melt them in a project.
I definitely imagined a horse in my project from the beginning. I liked the idea of melting the crayons - reminds me of rain.
I purchased a box of 120 color crayons but used 63 colors. Putting the colors in the best order was the hardest part. I glued my crayons on moving from warm colors to cool colors, with black and white on each end to help balance the colors.I used a hair dryer to melt the crayons.
I then drew my horse and rider. I made the silhouette stark black since it is the focal point. I used crayons to intensify the action of the horse.
This painting shows my interest in horses, the western heritage and my love for colors. People are always in awe of a horse that can spin fast, and I thought a painting of a "spinning" horse made the project so much more interesting.