LGBT acceptance protest mural (Layout 1) - Coggle Diagram
LGBT acceptance protest mural (Layout 1)
I plan on using various tones of red, orange, yellow, green, blue and violet. These colours are the symbol of the LGBTQ community, hence, it'll be the focal point of the artwork.
The artwork will be quite balanced, as this colour palette makes use of both, warm tones, i.e reds, oranges, and yellows, and cool tones, i.e greens, blues, and violets.
Even though I chose a broad colour palette, the artwork should still be easy on the eyes of the viewers. So, the colours will be relatively less saturated and/or vibrant. They won't so unsaturated to the point, where the artwork just looks dull, but only to not have the colours overwhelm the viewers.
The human face has a lot of undertones, that are naturally not visible unless we look really closely. For this artwork I want to
those undertones more apparent so that it will include more of my selected colour palette.
I decided to make an artwork on LGBT acceptance. These past 2 years, there have been a lot of movements to accept people as they are and not to discriminate.
I wanted to
an artwork to promote this message of accepting people as they are and to not force them to change themselves just to fit in with society's view on an idealistic life.
Even though there's been a lot of awareness created recently, people's views still remain divided. The global push for queer rights has increased significantly globally, with the multitude of marches and protests happening all over the world. There are places where people still don't accept queers. My artwork is meant to
the social acceptance and tolerance.
Materials and Mediums
I plan on making this a mixed media artwork. I will use materials with different textures to draw attention to some of the focal points of the artwork. I will use materials like cardboard, bits of paper, and mediums like markers with different thicknesses and soft pastels.
I plan on making my artwork on a canvas with gouache, soft pastels, fine liners, bits of paper and cardboard, colour pencils, markers, and white pens.
Since the colour palette I chose is quite broad, there will be quite a bit of contrast created by the colours themselves. Contrast will also be created through the range of mediums I plan to
. The matte effect of gouache stands out against the chalky texture of soft pastels.
Some colours that would
are yellow-purple, red-green, orange-blue
Contrast will also be created in terms of the shapes used. The background will be made of stripes, which are congruent, geometrical shapes. On the other hand, the portraits will be made of rounder, more organic shapes. A clear distinction will be seen between these 2, creating contrast.
I plan on
three portraits, 2 in 3/4 views looking at opposite sides and one facing the front. One will be behind the other and hence, smaller in size and a slightly blurry. All 3 portraits depict difference sexualities. One will be transgender, one will be bisexual, and the other will be gay. The faces will be done with gouache, with the undertones being more apparent. I will also use soft pastels on top of the gouache. This will make the portraits slightly more saturated and it will create and interesting texture. Since I want a sketchy effect rather than perfect clean lines, I will use colour pencils for the line art of the portraits.
In the background, I want to
the LGBT flag with various materials and mediums. I will
different materials and such of the same colour to create the stripes. This technique is called collaging. It creates a unique texture that adds visual interest to the artwork.