Sunday, September 8, 2013
When choosing a medium, I decided that the best medium to portray contrast is charcoal. I actually took a risk when choosing this medium because I was used to using charcoal blocks and blending it easily with my finger rather than a charcoal pencil, but the drawing needed fine lines so I went with a 2B (Medium) charcoal pencil. I was actually very happy with the way it turned out, because it could draw fine lines and blend well at the same time. In order to create even more contrast, I put 9 flags of different countries right next to each other to create one big flag. It shows that all countries should be unified and the countries being right next to each other create contrast between the countries.
The message that I am conveying in this piece is that having separate countries only keep us apart, and that we should eliminate the idea of countries and replace if with one unified Earth. I believe that John Lennon is right when he said that without countries, we would have 'nothing to kill or die for'. If we just were to combine all of the countries we would have less hate.