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This body of work was created for the Senior Art Capstone and exhibited in the Bush Art Center galleries in 2021. It encompasses four digital illustrations based on the elements of nature.
I’ve created a series of creatures surrounded by a correlating landscape. Each piece is based on mythology and has ties to the real world. For this series, in particular, I explored a myth that can be found across multiple cultures is that the world was formed out of four main elements; Earth, Fire, Water, and Air. Things are kept natural through the color palette and scenes, but turn surreal with the addition of unordinary creatures and pops of vibrant color. In addition, I enjoy adding fine detail into my pieces which can be found throughout the series.
A tall deer-like creature towers over a grove of trees, a section of the expansive forest carried on its back. Dark clouds loom in the sky above as leaves circle on the breeze. That is, the element of Earth stands tall and serene for while there is gloom those turbulent clouds bring life. I chose these elements because they hold so much opportunity for stories to be wielded. When telling this story through art, we can deepen the narrative through detail and color. The palette uses very natural shades of blues, greens, and browns but includes a bright purple for contrast. Upon looking closer, you can see the texture of leaves, grass, and the furriness of the creature.
digital illustration, character design, elements, senior art capstone, concept art
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Jacques, Rebecca, "Rebecca Jacques, Senior Art Exhibition" (2021). Senior Art Portfolios. 65.
Rebecca Ann Jacques