Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Hearing Aid, Heart, Deaf and Gay Identity Drawing

I created this work about a month ago. Hadn't had a chance to put that work into this blog. It's color pencils on a white paper. Took me about 2 weeks to complete. The hearing aid was possible to draw because I used my real hearing aid as a reference. I also used my hand as a reference to draw the hands. I found photos of the lips and the ear online to use as references to draw them. As you see, I had to rely on these things as references to make them look right proportionally and so forth, which do help a lot, than trying to remember how they look in my mind. The heart was just simple heart-shaped and only added the shades and lights for forms. I then used rainbow colors on the background for my gay pride, according to my identity as much as being hard of hearing or deaf, whichever anyone can call me, as I don't mind being called either one. This work conveys the message upon my love, pride, and experience of relying on lip reading, the ear, the hearing aid, and the hands (American Sign Language). Henceforth, here is the work below.

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Statue of David

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This project took me about 2 weeks to complete. It's color pencils on color paper. I have a 2 foot tall marble sculpture of Statue of David in my living room, set on the floor. I used that as a reference. I relied on my right hand to use as a reference for the hand drawing. I then found a photo of Earth online to use as a reference to draw the Earth. The most challenging experience was trying to draw planet Earth which I have never done before. It took me a while to figure out how to do the clouds and landscapes, make the planet 3-D, and make it work behind the statue. The hand was a challenge as I had to make sure the fingers are proportional and the shape of the hand is correct as possible. The other obstacle I had to overcome is how to make the Earth and the statue distinguishable, for they both got muddled up and looked confusing. I had to draw the white outline around the sculpture and the hand. That solved the problem. If you look closer, you'd notice something in the statue's ear: it's a hearing aid. Henceforth, it's a message on deafness identity. The rainbow beams coming out of his eyes refers to gay identity. The hand shows someone's desire to touch him. Enjoy!