So while doing research for my presentation I came across this artist, Sara Blake, whose work I think could have a big influence on my final project. She illustrates and then takes her drawings and edits them in Photoshop to give them a little bit more finesse . But her drawings are overall simple but at the same time they are so expressive, she has serious skill between her pen and paper. They are realistic because she seems to like to draw a main distinguishable object, yet they have an abstract quality at the same time because the object is never fully completed or it appears to be in the unknown area. You know what the subject is, but the subject seems to sit in this neutral space that really allows the mood and goal of her piece to come across to the viewer.
Her use of color is what really attracted me to her work initially. She plays with color to highlight and/or minimize certain aspects of her paintings to give them importance, energy or to tell a story and that is the overall goal of my final piece. I want to play on the different energies of color to get my point across. I feel like she really knows how to incorporate color and subject through illustration and editing to portray her pieces aim and I just love her overall style.