Hello everybody! I’M BACK! Yes, it is I, the Dafter, and I am here to show you some of my art! Over the summer I did quite a lot of sketching, I did some pieces of art with song lyrics from my favourite band ever The Wanted, and I also did a few random things here and there, and I’m going to show you some of my best ones, and tell you a bit about them! (In no particular order)
This is a sketch I did of one of my other online friends, I drew it again from a photograph, and I drew it quite small, but in case you can’t see, she is in a windy place and her hair is being blown about.
This is an eye I drew, not from a photograph, mostly from my mind (if that makes any sense) but I looked at my own eye in the mirror a bit. If you look closer – as it suggests – you can just about see the pictures and words inside the eye. All the words and pictures suggest sadness, and there’s also a tear falling out of the eye. I was trying to show that someone may appear happy, but sometimes you have to look a little closer to see if they are REALLY as ok as they say they are. Some people forget how easy it is to fake a smile and pretend everything’s alright, and just ignore the fact that someone may be deeply unhappy.
This is one of the random pieces of artwork I mentioned earlier, based on peace. The writing inside the peace sign has different messages such as ‘Don’t hate.’ ‘Radiate love.’ and peace based ones.
Here is another of my random pieces of art, based on The Wanted and a calculator. The sum on the screen says ‘NATHAN + JAY + TOM + SIVA + MAX = THE WANTED’ even though the calculator has normal numbers on it, so I know that wouldn’t be physically possible but, this is art we’re talking about! Anything is possible in the world of the imagination!
This is a collage of random things that fill up my head, in pictures and words. Some songs, quotes, names of favourite celebrities, song names, a few little drawings, I just put down whatever came into my head really!
This is one of my song lyric art pieces, it’s set in the sky with a rainbow, and butterflies – as the lyrics mention, and the song these lyrics are from is Gold Forever by The Wanted. I drew the butterflies from pictures I got off the internet, in case anyone is wondering.
This is another lyric piece of art, with lyrics from Glad You Came by The Wanted, I tried to set the scene that the lyrics are describing. I did the background using pencil shavings, which I thought would be a good technique for this particular piece.
This piece of lyrical art is based on All Time Low by – you guessed it! – The Wanted! The broken heart represents the sadness that the lyrics suggest, and I used black as a sort of background colour because it is often seen as a sad colour, the colour you wear to funerals. For the effect on the heart I actually used oil pastels on a piece of paper, then rubbed it onto the piece of art, which is why it varies from light to dark, because more oil pastel came off in some places than in others.
This is based on The Wanted’s song Golden, I drew the phoenix from a picture off the internet. I thought the colour scheme was sort of appropriate because of the song title being ‘Golden’ and I did the flame, sun and phoenix in oil pastels.
This features lyrics from Say It On The Radio by (ooh I wonder who?!) The Wanted! The radio is there because… well because even though the song isn’t really about a physical radio, but a metaphorical radio, the title still says radio so I though ‘why not?!’ the music notes are there to show that there’s music coming from the radio and the pencil tub to show that it’s on a desk. I drew the radio from one we have in the house, and the pencil pot just from my mind!
This last piece of art has lyrics from Lightning by The Wanted. Personally I wasn’t very happy with this one because the writing is messy and all over the place, because I had the BRIGHT idea of doing the lightning bolts in oil pastel BEFORE I used the pen, but I was quite proud of the rest of it. I copied the bolts of lightning from a picture, and the black clouds, but improvised with the building silhouettes.
Well, I hope you liked my – very long – art post! Hope to be back soon!
The Dafter xox