Drag Queen Take Over
I am doing a mashup using "Family Group" by Henry Moore and my own drawing. I used this specific painting because I was drawn to the depressing faces of the family members. I wanted to change the artwork and make it comedic and laughable.
When I looked at the painting I saw the sad faces of the father and son figures. As I was tracing I was thinking about one of my favorite drag queens, Alyssa Edwards. I decided pull from that thought and change the son into a drag queen with an abnormally large head. I also changed the father into a supportive fan of his son with an abnormally small head. I used tracing paper and pencil to trace the section of the painting that I wanted to alter. Then I changed the expressions and the sizes of the heads of the father and son figures. I then used a light box and pencil to trace the sketch onto a piece of white paper. Then I used the pencil to add shading. I also used the pencil to add makeup onto the son figure. After that I placed the finished drawing onto the painting and took a picture with a camera.
In this mashup I used many different elements and principals. I did not use any color in my drawing. The painting has yellow lines and a mostly grey undertone. I used different values with the pencil for shading the makeup on the son figure. There is empty space behind the father figure under his arm and behind his head. I used texture to show the sequins on the gown of the son. I imitated the thickness of he lines on the painting to help the drawing and painting blend together. I emphasized the eyes and cheekbones n the son using shading and blending. I the enlargement and shrinking of the heads emphasized the faces of the father and son figures. The son figure has an enlarged head which makes it no proportional to the rest of the body. The father figure has a head that I have shrunk and it is smaller, which makes it not proportional, than the rest of the body. All of these elements and principals have helped me make my mashup as original as possible.