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    My Senior Portfolio:A Study of Skin Tone

    My Senior Portfolio

    A Study of Skin Tone

    A Piece From My Senior Portfolio by Olivia Porrill

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    This piece is an in-depth look into the colorful combinations that make our skin tone, entitled “Self Portrait as an Array”. It is also a part of my senior portfolio, which is a huge factor in the college submission process. The key purpose of this piece was to practice my technical ability and explore the many colors that go into the skin. Throughout my execution of this piece, it became obvious that skin tone is much more than a single, flat tone. In fact, everyone has some combination of blue, green, red, yellow, or purple undertone to their skin.

     

    Olivia is a Senior at the Alabama School of Fine Arts.

  • Artwork

    Seahorse Galentine’s Day Card by Chloë B.

    Galentine’s Day is one of my favorite holidays because I love to celebrate my friends! I made this Galentine’s Day card for a friend of mine and it is inspired by a line Leslie Knope says to her best friend Ann Perkins in Parks and Recreation: “Ann, you transcendent little seahorse”. I included this quote in pen and drew a seahorse using pencil and watercolor. I used a variety of colors to represent how fun and unique my friend is. I painted bubbles in the background and added blue coral to give the sea horse a more suitable habitat than a plain white background. The little seahorse sends a heart as a gift of platonic love and appreciation.

  • Artwork, Mental Health

    Tranquil Cat Nap

    I have always greatly appreciated the easy-going and leisurely nature of cats. In this painting, I used acrylics to depict my cat. My cat is a great comfort in my life. I decided to make him pink to symbolize his playful and carefree personality. He is displayed in a relaxed state. This represents how important it is to one’s mental health to take the time to lay back and relax. The healing power of a cat’s purring inspired me to swirl acrylics diluted with water. I used of various colors to illustrate how smoothly a cat’s purrs can cover everything around it until all is calm. The yellow represents positivity, the blue tranquility and trust, and the green peace, balance, and health. All of the things the colors represent are gifts my cat has given me unconditionally which have improved my mental health and my life.

  • Artwork, Photography

    Super Cool Art Video

    Super Cool Art Video

    Olivia Porrill is a member of the Springboarders Teen Leadership program, and a senior at the Alabama School of Fine Arts. This was part of a collaborative studio project for her school. Tell us what you think in the comments!

  • Articles, Artwork

    Alley Cat by Chloe

    The cat depicted is a stray, roaming a blank street. Her eyes are focused upwards, representing her hope. The cat also appears to be searching for something or someone, such as a meal, an owner, or a predator. For me, this alley cat represents how humans are almost always lost, scared, or deprived in their own ways, but they are also capable of being hopeful.

  • Artwork

    Fear

    Fear is an ever-evolving beast that feeds on doubt and shame. But fear can be a good thing, we are all human and humans make mistakes and humans can and will be afraid at multiple points in our lives. Fear makes us strong.