Day 17 – A Pair – #AprilArtChallenge

I decided to make a pair of conjoined twins for today’s prompt. I wanted them to be young and sweet looking, but for there to be a macabre scene around them. (I still need to create the macabre elements.)

 

The girls were pretty simple to create. As I usually do, I began by sketching out the size and overall shape, I then cut out that as reference and began working on the clothes. I wanted them to have a tutu, so I used a cardstock paper as the base, then two semi-transparent pieces of paper to go over that – I added detail with marker. For the shirt, I wanted them to have torn bits and have a leopard print top showing in the bottom – to give it more of an 80’s vibe. So that’s what I did.

The next step was deciding what hairstyles they would have. I knew I wanted to give at least one of them a side pony tail. The easiest one to do that to was the one looking directly at the TV. For that hairstyle, I only used two separate layers, the base of the hair and the ponytail. I added colored pencil to give it a bit more texture. Then I added a big scrunchie to fit in with the 80’s theme.

The other girl would have big 80’s bangs and a big bow. This one did require more layers, to give it a bit more movement and texture. For this girl, I also had to make a face. I didn’t want them both to be looking away, because I wanted to show that they were not scared, but in fact happy. The face was extremely simple and just drawn on.

I also decided to make a cup with two straws and to add the zombie game scene on the TV. However, I might be remaking both. I think I have better ideas (especially for the TV scene) that will fit in better with the original idea I had in mind.

I have some last few details in mind that will really add an eerie vibe to this piece. Stay tuned.

How long does it take you to complete an art piece typically?

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