Examination of a Digital Illustration

Illustration:  Liza

Examination of a Digital Illustration

By Summer C.

This is a digital art piece depicting a person in the middle of a circle of cameras. There are seven cameras on stands, with on eye in place of a lens. The eyes on the back four cameras are red and the eyes on the front three cameras show different people in them. There’s a large, bright spotlight shining on the person in the middle, who is kind of curled up into a ball on the floor. They have a white mask over their face, and there are bruises, scrapes, and blood all over them.

Most of the colors used in this piece are very dark and are mainly gray, which helps to show the emotion in the art. The contrast of the spotlight and black background also helps to create the main focus, which is the person in the middle being stared at. By using a color scheme of not-so-colorful colors, it helps the red pupils and scratches in the piece, as well as the people in the screens of the cameras to stand out.

I think that the artist was trying to communicate the concept of people’s self-image, as well as how they appear to others). A clue that supports this idea is the fact that there is a spotlight and many cameras all pointed at the subject in the middle. This can represent everyone judging or just paying a lot of attention to the person in the piece. That person is also wearing a mask, (which can represent how they appear and their image), and they have scratches, bruises, etc. all over their body, which may show how there’s such a high standard that people are trying to reach in terms of their appearance and they way they come across.

I think that amount of detail is really nice, especially on the people in the camera screens. There’s so much attention to the little things, which really takes the art to another level. I also think that the concept behind this piece was communicated very well and very clearly, while still leaving room for interpretation from the viewer. One thing I think you could work on is just cleaning up some of the lines. Other than that, it was really great!

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