By Kennedy Petties, IV Form
Sketches Under the Hot Sun
I completed four sketches this summer on 18 by 24 paper, with 2 on black paper in color and 2 on white paper in shaded pencil. I worked on it for Studio 3 this year as a IVth Former. It was a concentration on globalization and how I defined it. I define globalization as the interconnection of ideas, people, and places. It’s like social networking for beliefs and worldly progress and history. I took things from my everyday life, in this case automobiles and their breakdown, and had to express them within the parameters of the assignment. The structure of a car, and how each part is from somewhere else and then put together to create something to take you anywhere else, is amazing to me.
Color Sketch on Black Paper, from a passenger seat view. I sat inside the car with no AC for 1 1/2 weeks, and the color and texture drew me to draw in this piece. Conveying black with color can be tricky.
Pencil Sketch, from a side view. I sat outside in the 95 degree sun for 3 hours a day for two weeks. The intricacy of the engine was my focus.
Pencil Sketch from a behind the car view. The smoothness and reflection of light along with the lettering were the key points of this piece.
Color sketch on black paper, from an above view on top of wood board. I mostly worked on background here. Wood has many different layers of colors.
Kennedy Petties is a IV Form student from Fayetteville, GA. She lives in Thieriot, plays soccer, and loves music and art.