Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Week 1 - Emek
This piece was done for Erykah Badu's latest album and it was created by Emek. I really love this illustration because Erykah Badu is the main subject and even though she is drawn with tons of armor on her you can clearly tell it's still her. On Emek's website he says the armor represents protection from the harsh realities of life which explains all the objects surrounding her. I like the fact that the album artwork looks really psychedelic. I love that look and that's something that I would like incorporate into my artwork using my own style. The vibrant colors in this really stand out and grabs your attention which I think makes this work and pop. In my art work I try not to be shy about using color and I like to experiment and see what colors look good together. I also love the fact that Emek has tons of flowers and trees in this piece, I'm a huge fan of doodling things in nature like different types of flowers so I enjoyed looking at that.